Widestream6_air_ie.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 Interest Recognizer.
Description: Widestream6_air_ie.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file widestream6_air_ie.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 134,816 bytes (63% of all occurrences) or 135,840 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 2BEFBCCE-46A6-4950-BCB5-7062EAC6C9C9 or 1a6dc111-b030-4c3e-be65-299284128b91. The program is not visible. The file is able to monitor web browsers. The file has a digital signature. Widestream6_air_ie.dll is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify widestream6_air_ie.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as widestream6_air_ie.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the widestream6_air_ie.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Interest Recognizer 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active widestream6_air_ie process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the widestream6_air_ie.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.