Most antivirus programs identify ssstbar.dll as malware.
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The process known as CyberDefender Security Toolbar or safeSEARCH Toolbar appears to belong to software safeSEARCH Toolbar or safeSEARCH Toolbar (CyberDefender Corp.) or CyberDefender safeSEARCH by CyberDefender (www.cyberdefender.com).
Description: Ssstbar.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ssstbar.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 692,224 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 516,096 bytes or 659,456 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 F35CE83E-9EBF-40d5-AE87-53F982389740 or 68FF9E0F-2E96-4467-87FA-1A8B9734C7E7. The program is not visible. It 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. Ssstbar.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous.
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Important: You should check the ssstbar.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If CyberDefender Security Toolbar 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 ssstbar process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the ssstbar.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.