How to remove the Starware Musik Toolbar malware

Most antivirus programs classify Starware369.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: such as Adware.Starware.AE (detected by BitDefender), and ADWARE_BHOT_STARWARE (detected by TrendMicro). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Starware Musik Toolbar software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Starware Musik Toolbar and how to get rid of it.

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Starware369.dll file information

The process appears to belong to software Starware Musik Toolbar or Starware.dll by unknown.

Description: Starware369.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Starware369.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 802,816 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 803,328 bytes or 793,088 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 CA356D79-679B-4b4c-8E49-5AF97014F4C1 or b390c0d1-a909-49a8-9d4c-622863b8fb6f or 5f90c0e3-4c0a-4d54-a8ac-5afe6163a99e. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. The Starware369.dll file is not a Windows core file. Starware369.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of Starware369.dll, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Starware Musik Toolbar or Starware Musik-Toolbar (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify Starware369.dll related errors

Important: You should check the Starware369.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Starware Musik 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 ▾
  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.


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Best practices for resolving Starware369 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active Starware369 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the Starware369.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.

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