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Is ssv.dll safe?


Ssv.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 ssv.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Ssv.dll file information

The process known as Java (version 2 Platform Standard Edition binary) or Java™ Platform SE binary or Java TM Platform SE binary or Java TM (version 2 Platform Standard Edition binary) or Secure Static Versioning Utility or JavaFX 2.1.1 or Adobe CSI (version CS4) or IBM Installation Manager

belongs to software Java (version 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 9, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 8, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 7, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 10, 6, 2 Platform Standard Edition binary) or Java™ Platform (version SE 6, SE 7, SE 8) or Java SE Runtime Environment (version 7, 6) or Java 7 or Java TM Platform (version SE 6, SE 7) or Java™ Platform SE binary or Java TM (version 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 10) or discoDSP Discovery VSTi

by Sun Microsystems (www.sun.com) or Oracle (www.oracle.com) or Oracle America or IBM (www.ibm.com) or Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com) or Zimbra or SPSS (www-01.ibm.com/software/analytics/spss).

Description: Ssv.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ssv.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 184,423 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 434,279 bytes and 46 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ssv.dll.html 
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. IDs used by this BHO are 761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43 or 761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43=. The program is not visible. Ssv.dll is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows core file. The service has no detailed description. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
There is a possibility to do the following:
  1) completely remove Java(TM) 6 Update (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)
  2) visit the Oracle support page
  3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.

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If ssv.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 440,056 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 449,512 bytes or 184,423 bytes. The program has no visible window. The ssv.dll file is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. Ssv.dll is not a Windows core file. Ssv.dll is a Verisign signed file. The ssv.dll file is certified by a trustworthy company.

If ssv.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 462,760 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 462,248 bytes. The program is not visible. Ssv.dll is a Verisign signed file. The ssv.dll file is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. The file has a digital signature. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file.

If ssv.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 320,920 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 449,512 bytes.

If ssv.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 325,408 bytes.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ssv.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ssv.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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User Comments

still in doubt about threat. all activity from this process is suspicious at best. possible cause of instability and resource hog
  rik  
part of Sun Java, my IOLO REgistry states is shd be shutdown but to my mind it is issuded by a respected company , much like Microsoft . Will leave on
  Rob H  
this causes word 2007 to crash in Vista - no idea why but when disabled word works fine
  JJ  
I use Opera9.24 and the ssv.dll doesn't appear in the Windows Task Manager, but appears in the proprietary "Security Task Manager" and has a rating of 64% possibility of being a spyware. When I use that program to quarantine ssv.dll, my browser no longer works. I feel very suspicious about this.
  Fitzie M  
It slows down my Internet!
  SSV.DLL  
Needed to run any Java eg in Browser. It is a background task just leave it be & you will be able to use Java.
  Jethro L  
Some virus' can distrobute through java
   
Absolutley Harmless, Essential For Alot Of Internet Related Things.
  InSoMnIaK604  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ssv.dll: based on 171 votes with 9 reviews.
93 users think ssv.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 14 users think it's probably harmless. 38 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 10 users suspect danger. 16 users think ssv.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 8 users don't grade ssv.dll ("not sure about it").


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