What is prpl_IePopupBlocker.dll?

Prpl_IePopupBlocker.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 prpl_IePopupBlocker Module.

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Prpl_IePopupBlocker.dll file information

The process known as prpl_IePopupBlocker Module belongs to software EarthLink Software or prpl_IePopupBlocker Module or Dial-up Plus or or Propel Accelerator by Propel Software (

Description: Prpl_IePopupBlocker.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Prpl_IePopupBlocker.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,152 bytes (83% of all occurrences), 165,648 bytes or 165,400 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 656EC4B7-072B-4698-B504-2A414C1F0037. The program has no visible window. Prpl_IePopupBlocker.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with prpl_IePopupBlocker.dll, you may also visit the support page or uninstall EarthLink Software or Conexpert Gyorsító 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 prpl_IePopupBlocker.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the prpl_IePopupBlocker.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If prpl_IePopupBlocker Module 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

part of a program from for pop ups and acceleration
  wanda holt   (further information)

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

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Best practices for resolving prpl_IePopupBlocker issues

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