Msdtc32.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 MS Distributed Transaction Coordinator.
The process known as Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator Extension belongs to software Microsoft® Windows (version 2000 Operating System) by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: Msdtc32.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The msdtc32.dll file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 278,528 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 E9DC6D60-BBD5-4FEE-88CF-82B5E267ED27. The program has no visible window. Msdtc32.dll is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Msdtc32.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify msdtc32.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as msdtc32.dll. Therefore, you should check the msdtc32.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If MS Distributed Transaction Coordinator 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 msdtc32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the msdtc32.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.