What is ssv.dll?

Ssv.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 Java™ Platform SE binary.

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Ssv.dll file information

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

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

by Sun Microsystems ( or Oracle ( or Oracle America or IBM ( or Adobe Systems ( or Zimbra or 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 C:\ or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder or in a subfolder of C:\Windows or in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 509,328 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 462,760 bytes and 57 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 761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43. The program is not visible. Ssv.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows core file. The service has no detailed description. The file has a digital signature. The ssv.dll file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to do the following:
  1) completely remove Java(TM) 6 Update (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the Oracle support page
  3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify ssv.dll related errors

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. If Java™ Platform SE binary 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.


User Comments

still in doubt about threat. all activity from this process is suspicious at best. possible cause of instability and resource hog
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
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!
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.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ssv.dll: based on 172 votes with 9 reviews. 94 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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Best practices for resolving ssv issues

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

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