Some anti-malware programs classify minicliptoolbar.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example Trackware.MegaSearch (detected by Symantec), and potentially unwanted program Adware-Quickbar (detected by McAfee). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Miniclip Toolbar from miniclip.com software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Miniclip Toolbar from miniclip.com and how to get rid of it.
Description: Minicliptoolbar.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file minicliptoolbar.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,247,232 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,909,760 bytes or 1,270,784 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 4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-89B3-BE29F5D3E32D. The program has no visible window. Minicliptoolbar.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. The minicliptoolbar.dll file is not a Windows core file. The program has no file description. Minicliptoolbar.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous.
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Important: Some malware also uses the file name minicliptoolbar.dll, for example Trackware.MegaSearch (detected by Symantec), and potentially unwanted program Adware-Quickbar (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the minicliptoolbar.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Miniclip Toolbar from miniclip.com 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active minicliptoolbar process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the minicliptoolbar.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.