What is VC32Loader.dll?

VC32Loader.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if VC32Loader.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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VC32Loader.dll file information

The process known as Search Protect belongs to software Search Protect by Client Connect LTD.

Description: VC32Loader.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. VC32Loader.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 233,232 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 219,920 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). The VC32Loader.dll file is not a Windows core file. The VC32Loader.dll file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VC32Loader.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example or not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.SearchProtect.a (detected by Kaspersky), and Adware.SearchProtect.U (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the VC32Loader.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Search Protect 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 VC32Loader issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active VC32Loader process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the VC32Loader.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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