How to remove an SearchSettings.dll error
SearchSettings.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if SearchSettings.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.
SearchSettings.dll file information
The process known as Search Settings IE or Search Settings module for Internet Explorer or Search Settings (version v1.2.3) or Dealio Toolbar (version v4.0.2) or YouTube Downloader Toolbar (version v1.0)
belongs to software Search Settings or pdfforge Toolbar or YouTube Downloader Toolbar
by Spigot (www.spigot.com) or Vendio Services (www.vendio.com) or GreenTree Applications.
Description: The file SearchSettings.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,109,504 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 1,111,904 bytes and 8 more variants.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is E312764E-7706-43F1-8DAB-FCDD2B1E416D. The program has no visible window. File SearchSettings.dll is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. Program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. SearchSettings.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with SearchSettings.dll, you may want to uninstall the associated program
Recommended: Identify SearchSettings.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SearchSettings.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SearchSettings.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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