What is NotebookPlugin.dll?

The genuine NotebookPlugin.dll file is a software component of SMART Notebook by SMART Technologies.
NotebookPlugin.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to SMART Notebook, a software program that accompanies the Smart Board, an interactive digital whiteboard that is used as experience-enhancing learning tool in classrooms, as well as in corporate environments for conducting meetings, and delivering presentations. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This file automatically starts the SMART Notebook program as soon as a Smart Board is plugged into the computer. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Smart Notebook lets users create text notes, graphics, and other forms of media into a virtual notebook that can be directly projected and edited using the Smart Board. Smart Technologies offers purchasers of the Smart Notebook to avail an online library of lessons, teaching resources and content shared by SMART Notebook users. The Smart Notebook can also be used with different brands of interactive hardware. Smart Technologies is a Canadian company that develops interactive whiteboards, wireless slates, student response system, interactive digital signage, interactive pen displays, classroom management software, conferencing software, concept-mapping software and many more products designed to enhance learning experience. The company is best known as the creator of the Smart Board interactive whiteboard which was first introduced in 1991. The company was founded in 1987 by David Martin and Nancy Knowlton and is currently headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

NotebookPlugin stands for Notebook Download Plugin

NotebookPlugin.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 Notebook Download Plugin.

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NotebookPlugin.dll file information

The process known as Notebook Download Plugin belongs to software Notebook Software or SMART Product Drivers or SMART Board Software by SMART Technologies ULC or SMART Technologies (

Description: NotebookPlugin.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file NotebookPlugin.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 558,376 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 237,464 bytes, 574,992 bytes or 529,704 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 67BCF957-85FC-4036-8DC4-D4D80E00A77B. The program is not visible. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The NotebookPlugin.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. The NotebookPlugin.dll file is not a Windows core file. NotebookPlugin.dll is a Verisign signed file. NotebookPlugin.dll is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can contact Customer Service [1][2] or uninstall the software Notebook Software or SMART Product Drivers using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify NotebookPlugin.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NotebookPlugin.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the NotebookPlugin.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Notebook Download Plugin 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

Will start the Smart Program as soon as you plug in a Smart board
  Jo-Jo   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of NotebookPlugin.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks NotebookPlugin.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving NotebookPlugin issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active NotebookPlugin process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the NotebookPlugin.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.

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