How to remove the msxmlm.dll malware

Some anti-malware programs classify msxmlm.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.pre or (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan:Win32/Yektel.A (detected by Microsoft). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated msxmlm.dll 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 msxmlm.dll and how to get rid of it.

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Msxmlm.dll file information

The process msxmlm.dll has no identifications of its developer.

Description: Msxmlm.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Msxmlm.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 380,416 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 375,808 bytes and 13 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 A77D3539-581D-450C-9E44-A84C415A6172. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The msxmlm.dll file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Msxmlm.dll is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. Msxmlm.dll is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify msxmlm.dll related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name msxmlm.dll, for example Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.pre or (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan:Win32/Yektel.A (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the msxmlm.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If msxmlm.dll 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

msxmlm.dll is malware if located in C:\windows\sytem32\msxmlm.dll

Summary: Average user rating of msxmlm.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks msxmlm.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving msxmlm issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active msxmlm process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the msxmlm.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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