How to remove an key.dll error
Key.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 key.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.
Key.dll file information
Description: key.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 243,200 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 242,176 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is D8FF9A84-FEB9-4B4B-B36B-D46570203C39 or EA5CA8B6-9B9C-4994-A7A1-947B6C631BE7. The program has no visible window. It is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. Key.dll is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous.
If you encounter difficulties with key.dll, you can uninstall the software RegTweaker using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).
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If key.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 92% dangerous. The file size is 468,992 bytes. There is no file information. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. File key.dll is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. File key.dll is not a Windows system file. key.dll is able to record inputs.
External information from Tony Klein:
- This spyware BHO (key.dll) is related to Unidentified malware
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as key.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the key.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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