How to remove the ixt0 virus

Most antivirus programs identify ixt0.dll as malware.

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Ixt0.dll file information

The process appears to belong to software C-Media (version 3D Audio) by unknown.

Description: Ixt0.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ixt0.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 18,432 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 19,968 bytes and 21 more variants. 
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 7fcf04b6-6354-47ef-b45e-a48268e92757 or 873eb32d-ae1a-4183-89bd-45a77f761be4 or 6 more variants. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. The ixt0.dll file is not a Windows core file. ixt0.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with ixt0.dll, you can also uninstall C-Media 3D Audio software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify ixt0.dll related errors

Important: You should check the ixt0.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If C-Media 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

seems to be part of a toolbar that changes your homepage and downloads spyware/trojans.
i am pretty sure this thing is spyware and i think i got it from
Verändert die Startseite im Internet Explorer
msn virus backdoor
Glary Utilities freezes on ixt0.dll when running Disk Repair; had to reboot to get Glary Utilities to run again. Security Task Manager found it embedded in my Firefox 33.1.1 (and rated it harmless), although Glary's Disk Repair reported it in Windows\System32\. I'm running Windows 7.
  Dick Chadwick  

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Summary: Average user rating of ixt0.dll: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. One user suspects danger. 5 users think ixt0.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ixt0 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active ixt0 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the ixt0.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 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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