The ScriptHost.dll file is a software component of Add-ons Framework by SpeedAnalysis.com.
Some anti-malware programs classify ScriptHost.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for instance PUA_Besttoolbars.component (detected by TrendMicro), and Generic PUA IB (PUA) or Generic PUA FB (PUA) (detected by Sophos). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated The CouponCabin Sidekick 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 The CouponCabin Sidekick and how to get rid of it.
The process known as The CouponCabin Sidekick or Freecorder extension or CartRipple Shopping Assistant
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by Applian Technologies (applian.com) or SpeedAnalysis.com or BestOffers or SeeSimilar.com or freecorder.com or Status Winks or Plus Winks or outfoxTV or BuzzSocialPoints or Abine or International News Network or SpecialSavings.com or Swiki or Speed Analysis or 7go.com.
Description: ScriptHost.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ScriptHost.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 438,784 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 360,448 bytes and 23 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 6E45F3E8-2683-4824-A6BE-08108022FB36 or E7AB3DAE-5A7A-41A7-8258-BD60657392E2 or 44 more variants. The program has no visible window. ScriptHost.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify ScriptHost.dll related errors
Important: Some malware also uses the file name ScriptHost.dll, for example PUA_Besttoolbars.component (detected by TrendMicro), and Generic PUA IB (PUA) or Generic PUA FB (PUA) (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the ScriptHost.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If The CouponCabin Sidekick 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active ScriptHost process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the ScriptHost.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.