How to remove the TrustInContext Module malware

Most antivirus programs classify trustincontext.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.ddp (detected by Kaspersky), and Adware.TrustInBar (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated TrustInContext Module 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 TrustInContext Module and how to get rid of it.

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Trustincontext.dll file information

The process known as TrustInContext Module appears to belong to software TrustIn Contextual or AOL Instant Messenger by unknown.

Description: Trustincontext.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file trustincontext.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 23,040 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 FE6C16C4-16AD-47B6-B250-26AD1829E49A or 3AAC4C68-AFC8-11DB-80EF-8AF955D89593. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The trustincontext.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. Trustincontext.dll is not a Windows system file. trustincontext.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with trustincontext.dll, you can completely remove TrustIn Contextual (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify trustincontext.dll related errors

Important: You should check the trustincontext.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If TrustInContext 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

Spyware that pretends to be a spyware removal tool. PITA!
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adware, delete
The program is not visible

Summary: Average user rating of trustincontext.dll: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. One user suspects danger. 3 users think trustincontext.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving trustincontext issues

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