How to remove an msntb.dll error
Msntb.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 msntb.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.
Msntb.dll file information
The process known as MSN Toolbar extension or Windows Live Toolbar for Internet Explorer or MSN Search Toolbar extension
belongs to software MSN Toolbar or Windows Live Toolbar or MSN Search Toolbar or ninemsn Toolbar or Microsoft® Windows (version 2000 Operating System) or xtramsn Toolbar or MSN Toolbar extension or Barre d'outils MSN
by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Microsoft Corporation MSN.
Description: The file msntb.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.3000.1001\en-us\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 282,624 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 546,320 bytes and 10 more variants.
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 BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0 or 49E0E0F0-5C30-11D4-945D-000000000000 or BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0=. The program is not visible. Msntb.dll is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. File msntb.dll is not a Windows core file. msntb.dll is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
There is a possibility to uninstall the software MSN Toolbar or Windows Live Toolbar using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).
Recommended: Identify msntb.dll related errors
If msntb.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 71% dangerous. The file size is 331,264 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 142,848 bytes and 4 more variants. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. File msntb.dll is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. File msntb.dll is not a Windows system file. msntb.dll is able to record inputs.
External information from Tony Klein:
- This legitimate BHO (msntb.dll) is related to MSN Toolbar
- This legitimate BHO (iesecpro.dll) is related to IE SEcurity Pro
- This spyware BHO (IEHelper.dll) is related to Hijacker, as yet unidentified
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as msntb.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the msntb.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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