What is PPSearchURL.dll?

PPSearchURL.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 Preispiraten.

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PPSearchURL.dll file information

The process belongs to software Preispiraten by unknown.

Description: PPSearchURL.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PPSearchURL.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 129,536 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 0B660087-931C-4056-A04F-0423890E40B6. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of PPSearchURL.dll, you can uninstall Preispiraten software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PPSearchURL.dll. Therefore, you should check the PPSearchURL.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Preispiraten 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

Sie bremst mein System ziemlich. kurz nach Neustart dauert es sehr lange bis Programme geladen werden
  dezer   (further information)
Part of the Tool Preispiraten
preispiraten ie-integration
PreisPiraten URLSearch (Price Searcher) Extension For iExplorer
gehört zu der Browsererweiterung des tools Preispiraten
Tool, um im Internet Preisvergleiche anzustellen, sowie auch mitzubieten, Ob dadurch ein Kaufverhalten des Users nachzuvollziehen ist, entzieht sich meiner Kenntnis. Dennoch, denke ich, ist höchste Wachsamkeit geboten!! Ansonsten schneidet das Tool bei Test`s immer gut ab.
  Johann Schmidt   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of PPSearchURL.dll: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think PPSearchURL.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving PPSearchURL issues

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