How to remove the wmpdxm.dll malware

Most antivirus programs classify wmpdxm.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: such as Possible_Virus or TROJ_DELFOB.A (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan:Win32/Delflob.I (detected by Microsoft). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated wmpdxm.dll 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 wmpdxm.dll and how to get rid of it.

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Wmpdxm.dll file information

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Description: Wmpdxm.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file wmpdxm.dll is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 219,648 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 220,160 bytes, 220,672 bytes or 221,696 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 7CF52009-F408-49AE-BBCB-6279CB53BB42 or E01D62BE-3C96-4165-A54F-1A51CD75D6F9 or 8 more variants. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The wmpdxm.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. wmpdxm.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 91% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify wmpdxm.dll related errors

Important: You should check the wmpdxm.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If wmpdxm.dll 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

wmpdxm.dll is a Windows Media 6.4 Player Shim and part of Windows. Sometimes it’s called Windows Media Player Extension.
The wmpdxm.dll is a Windows Media Player Extension. Sometimes it’s called Windows Media Player Extension. This file is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. Wmpdxm.dll is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. Wmpdxm.dll is usually located in the %WINDOWS% sub-folder and its usual size is 233,472 bytes.
  Klaus   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of wmpdxm.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think wmpdxm.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving wmpdxm issues

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

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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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