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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 user's profile folder or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder or in a subfolder of C:\ 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 184,423 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 434,279 bytes and 53 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 or 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 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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 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 ssv process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-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 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.