What is the AcroIEFavStub.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The AcroIEFavStub.dll process is also known as Adobe PDF Toolbar for Internet Explorer and is a part of Adobe PDF Toolbar for IE or, as the case may be, Adobe Common File Installer. This software is produced by Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com). An obsolete or defective version of AcroIEFavStub.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Adobe PDF Toolbar has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Adobe PDF Toolbar has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AcroIEFavStub.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AcroIEFavStub.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AcroIEFavStub.dll Adobe PDF Toolbar
AcroIEFavStub.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file AcroIEFavStub.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 141,496 bytes (98% of all these files), 141,984 bytes or, as the case may be, 141,472 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910 or, as the case may be, F4971EE7-DAA0-4053-9964-665D8EE6A077. The AcroIEFavStub file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This AcroIEFavStub.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. For this reason, 48% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AcroIEFavStub.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about AcroIEFavStub?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Adobe PDF Toolbar for IE or Adobe Common File Installer
To remove Adobe PDF Toolbar from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Adobe PDF Toolbar for IE or Adobe Common File Installer in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AcroIEFavStub.dll (Adobe PDF Toolbar) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Adobe PDF Toolbar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Adobe PDF Toolbar or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AcroIEFavStub.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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