What is SX.dll?

SX.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 ArmorIE Module.

Click to Run a Free Scan for SX.dll related errors

SX.dll file information

The process known as ArmorIE Module belongs to software ArmorIE Setup or ArmorIE or ArmorIE Module by unknown.

Description: SX.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SX.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 248,832 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 671,744 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 6DFD889B-7F81-44C4-BC1F-06A857C01C41 or D5E8B4B5-97F8-4279-AC83-13A206B035F1. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. 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 system file. SX.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > ArmorIE Setup or ArmorIE).

Recommended: Identify SX.dll related errors

If SX.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 84,480 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The SX.dll file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. SX.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. Some people think it is dangerous. It is not a Windows system file. SX.dll appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SX.dll. Therefore, you should check the SX.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If ArmorIE Module 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

2 users think SX.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about SX.dll:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving SX issues

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

Other processes

SX.dll [all]