What is the AddressBar.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 AddressBar.dll process is also known as AddressSearch Module and is a part of AddressSearch Module or, as the case may be, ppsAddr. This software is produced by BEIJING KUWO TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD or, as the case may be, Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co.. An obsolete or defective version of AddressBar.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AddressSearch Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AddressSearch Module 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)
- AddressBar.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AddressBar.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AddressBar.dll AddressSearch Module
AddressBar.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AddressBar.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,189,248 bytes (83% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,188,824 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 B49F579E-4B0A-BC26-E6F9-912D176E26DF or, as the case may be, BBB88DF7-E3C4-D499-CF7E-3F1D0C9283FF or, as the case may be, 15 other variants. The AddressBar file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This AddressBar.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The AddressBar file is no part of Microsoft Windows. AddressBar.dll is capable of modify other Windows tasks as well as interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 53% 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 AddressBar.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 AddressBar?
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 AddressSearch Module or ppsAddr
To remove AddressSearch Module 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 AddressSearch Module or ppsAddr in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AddressBar.dll (AddressSearch Module) 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 AddressSearch Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AddressSearch Module 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 AddressBar.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.