What is verizon_broad.dll?

Verizon_broad.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 Verizon Broadband Toolbar.

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Verizon_broad.dll file information

The process known as Verizon Broadband Toolbar from belongs to software Verizon Broadband Toolbar by Verizon Online (

Description: Verizon_broad.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Verizon_broad.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 8/7/XP is 1,991,680 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 A057A204-BACC-4D26-8398-26FADCF27386. The program is not visible. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. Verizon_broad.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous.
If you are having problems with verizon_broad.dll, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Verizon Broadband Toolbar).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as verizon_broad.dll. Therefore, you should check the verizon_broad.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving verizon_broad issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with verizon_broad. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the verizon_broad.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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