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What is ievkbd.dll?


Ievkbd.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if ievkbd.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Ievkbd.dll file information

The process known as IE Virtual Keyboard belongs to software Kaspersky Internet Security (version 2012, 2011) or Kaspersky Anti-Virus (version 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) or Kaspersky Total Security or Kaspersky Security Suite CBE (version 11) by Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com) or Kaspersky Lab ZAO (www.kaspersky.com).

Description: Ievkbd.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ievkbd.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 62,728 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 68,112 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ievkbd.dll.html 
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 59273AB4-E7D3-40F9-A1A8-6FA9CCA1862C. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. Ievkbd.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Ievkbd.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If there are any problems with ievkbd.dll, you can also go to the support area [1][2] of the Kaspersky website, find out if there is a newer version [1][2] available or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ievkbd.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ievkbd.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

Just another piece of Kaspersky Anti-Virus. So, let it live.
  Chekaloff   (further information)
Kaspersky program-part of the browser 'system check' to track IE behavior
  JonnyBee   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of ievkbd.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks ievkbd.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving ievkbd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ievkbd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ievkbd.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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