What is SimpleAdblock.dll?

The genuine SimpleAdblock.dll file is a software component of Simple AdBlock by Eyeo .
SimpleAdblock.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to Simple Adblock, a plugin that blocks ads on Internet Explorer. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Simple Adblock is built to integrate with Internet Explorer. The program supports IE7, IE8, IE9 and IE10. Adblock detects advertising before a page is loaded on Internet Explorer and hides the empty ad-space. This saves critical network resources and Internet bandwidth. The program works through community-derived blacklists and filters to block known ads in a variety of forms including pictures, text, JavaScript layers, animations, and flash. The program automatically downloads new filter updates. Eyeo is a German company that develops and maintains Adblock. The company was founded in 2011 by Till Faida and Vladimir Palant. Adblock grew out a small program Palant had created as a project to block advertising on his computer while he browsed the Internet. Eyeo is currently based in Cologne, Germany.

SimpleAdblock stands for Simple Adblock Module

SimpleAdblock.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 Simple Adblock Module.

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SimpleAdblock.dll file information

The process known as Simple Adblock Module belongs to software Simple AdBlock by Simple Adblock (

Description: SimpleAdblock.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The SimpleAdblock.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 872,728 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 700,928 bytes and 6 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 FFCB3198-32F3-4E8B-9539-4324694ED664. The program has no visible window. The SimpleAdblock.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. SimpleAdblock.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Simple Adblock, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on Simple Adblock in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

Recommended: Identify SimpleAdblock.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SimpleAdblock.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SimpleAdblock.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Simple Adblock 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.


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Best practices for resolving SimpleAdblock issues

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