The genuine SiteRank.dll file is a software component of SiteRanker by Crawler.
A browser helper object from Crawler, SiteRanker runs in the background in conjunction with your web browser. It keeps track of the websites you visit and reports back to a main server. Crawler uses the data it gathers to create statistics for site usage sites and companies.
SiteRank stands for SiteRanker Browser Helper Object
SiteRank.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 SiteRanker Object.
Description: SiteRank.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SiteRank.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 311,808 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 342,232 bytes and 5 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 11BF46C6-B3DE-48BD-BF70-3AD85CAB80B5. The program is not visible. SiteRank.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 system file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify SiteRank.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SiteRank.dll. Therefore, you should check the SiteRank.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If SiteRanker Object 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: Security Task Manager examines the active SiteRank process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the SiteRank.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.