How to remove the Panda Security Toolbar Link Library malware

Some anti-malware programs classify pandasecurityDx.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.bhe (detected by Kaspersky), and TROJ_GEN.R021C0OF915 (detected by TrendMicro). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Panda Security Toolbar Link Library 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 Panda Security Toolbar Link Library and how to get rid of it.

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PandasecurityDx.dll file information

The process known as Panda Security Toolbar Link Library or pandasecuritytb belongs to software Panda Security Toolbar by Visicom Media (

Description: PandasecurityDx.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PandasecurityDx.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 115,224 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 86,696 bytes and 6 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 B821BF60-5C2D-41EB-92DC-3E4CCD3A22E4. The program has no visible window. PandasecurityDx.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with pandasecurityDx.dll, you can do the following:
  1) completely remove Panda Security Toolbar or Visicom Media Inc. (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) search the support area on the Visicommedia website.

Recommended: Identify pandasecurityDx.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pandasecurityDx.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.bhe (detected by Kaspersky), and TROJ_GEN.R021C0OF915 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the pandasecurityDx.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Panda Security Toolbar Link Library 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.


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Best practices for resolving pandasecurityDx issues

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