How to remove the IE Toolbar Engine malware

Most antivirus programs classify wizard.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. Generic Toolbar.b (detected by McAfee), and Trojan.Generic.5633109 (detected by F-Secure). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated IE Toolbar Engine 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 IE Toolbar Engine and how to get rid of it.

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Wizard.dll file information

The process known as IE Toolbar Engine appears to belong to software IE Toolbar by unknown.

Description: Wizard.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wizard.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 868,410 bytes (71% of all occurrences), 9,728 bytes or 9,216 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 5CDD839E-255C-415D-9927-3AF98318D15B or 38DFDADF-BA43-4C43-7890-ACAF12375911. The process has no file description. The program is not visible. The wizard.dll file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. It is not a Windows core file. Wizard.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous.
You can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Search.

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Important: You should check the wizard.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 wizard issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wizard. 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 wizard.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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