What is IETie.dll?

IETie.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about IELogSystem Module.

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IETie.dll file information

The process known as IELogSystem Module or GhostSurf (version 2.1) appears to belong to software NetBrilliant or GhostSurf by Tenebril (

Description: IETie.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The IETie.dll file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 73,728 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 9527D42F-D666-11D3-B8DD-00600838CD5F. The program has no visible window. It is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. The IETie.dll file is not a Windows system file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to completely remove GhostSurf (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IETie.dll. Therefore, you should check the IETie.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If IELogSystem Module has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

IGetNet is a keyword-search service implemented as an IE Browser Helper Object and a process run at Windows start-up. ClearSearch/IGetNet
    (further information)
depends of your settings makes sure of .exe from web pages are not allowed
From Tenebril Incorporated who produce software too. . Surf Anonymously, Encrypt Your Connection , Erase Your Internet Tracks , Prevent Identity Theft , Detect and Remove Spyware, Catch spyware "in-the-act"....yet this file is able to monitor internet browser!
ClearSearch - ietie.dll
  Sten Sjödin   (further information)
it messes up pge filing and vm
It definitely comes with GhostSurf
saved me to get a lots of virus i have this program for over 2 years now ,its been working great
as caused no problems so far. Runs as a BHO .
  Ron Jennings  

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Summary: Average user rating of IETie.dll: based on 13 votes with 8 user comments. 5 users think IETie.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users think IETie.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving IETie issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active IETie process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the IETie.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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