How to remove the safe_url virus

Most antivirus programs identify safe_url.dll as malware.

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Safe_url.dll file information

There is no information about the producer in the safe_url.dll process.

Description: Safe_url.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The safe_url.dll file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,516,480 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 2,510,848 bytes, 2,438,656 bytes or 2,506,752 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 E6D66045-F951-4DBF-962E-993B4FB6A9E0 or E6E66055-F951-4DBF-962E-963A4FB7AE09 or E6E66045-E911-4C01-961D-32387BF12768 or E6E66045-E911-4C01-961D-42487CE12089 or E6E66045-E911-4C01-961D-42387CF12080. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The safe_url.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. Safe_url.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify safe_url.dll related errors

Important: You should check the safe_url.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If safe_url.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.


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Best practices for resolving safe_url issues

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