What is urlredir.dll?

Urlredir.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 Microsoft Office Document Cache Handler.

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Urlredir.dll file information

The process known as Microsoft Office Document Cache Handler or Microsoft Office Professional Plus (version 2010)

belongs to software Microsoft Office Shared (version 64-bit Setup, 64-bit MUI 2010, 64-bit) or Microsoft Office (version 2010, 365 Home Premium - en-us, 365 - en-us, 365 ProPlus - en-us, 365 Home Premium Preview, 32-bit Components 2013, 365 Business - en-us, 365 Small Business Premium, 365 ProPlus Preview, 2003 Primary Interop, 365 Home Premium - de-de, 365 - cs-cz, 365 ProPlus - nl-nl) or Microsoft Office Professional Plus (version 2010, 2013, 2016) or Microsoft Office Single Image (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft Office Office (version 32-bit Components, 64-bit Components, 32-bit) or Microsoft Office Professional (version 2013, 2007) or Microsoft Office Access Setup or Microsoft Office Home and Student (version 2013, 2016) or Microsoft Office Home and Business (version 2013) or Microsoft Office Standard (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft OneNote (version 2013 - en-us) or Microsoft Office Visio (version 2010) or Microsoft Lync MUI (version 2013) or Microsoft Publisher (version 2013 - en-us) or Microsoft Office Project Professional or Microsoft Office Access (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Shared Setup or Microsoft Office Groove MUI (version 2010)

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Description: Urlredir.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The urlredir.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 562,904 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 561,552 bytes and 29 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 B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF. The program is not visible. Urlredir.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. Urlredir.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with urlredir.dll, you may want to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Microsoft Office Shared 64-bit Setup or Microsoft Office Shared 64-bit MUI 2010)
  2) go to the support area of the Microsoft website.

Recommended: Identify urlredir.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as urlredir.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the urlredir.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Microsoft Office Document Cache Handler 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

Legitimate Office 2010 Process, This BHO is Unnecessary bloat.
Essential to open URL's to Word documents with custom template on Sharepoint. If this IE add-on is not enabled, Word will 'stop working' after clicking on the URL.
  Tom Van den Berghe  
Not dangerous. Checked with virus total. It's part of windopey.
Bloat from Office 2010
I think it is a maleware using this file to redirect to ads. and after scanning it dose not show any viruses or Trojans. ... but when i delete URLREDIR.DLL it reproduce itself every time I restart the PC.

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Summary: Average user rating of urlredir.dll: based on 8 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think urlredir.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving urlredir issues

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