What is the aimtb.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 aimtb.dll process is also known as AIM Toolbar IE Dynamic Link Library and is a part of AIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer. This software is produced by AOL (www.aol.com). An obsolete or defective version of aimtb.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AIM Toolbar IE Dynamic Link Library has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AIM Toolbar IE Dynamic Link Library 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)
- aimtb.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module aimtb.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about aimtb.dll AIM Toolbar IE Dynamic Link Library
aimtb.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Aimtb.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,279,272 bytes (60% of all these files), 1,275,176 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,357,136 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 b0cda128-b425-4eef-a174-61a11ac5dbf8. This aimtb.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel Aimtb.dll is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 26% 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 aimtb.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 aimtb?
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 AIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer
To remove AIM Toolbar IE Dynamic Link Library 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 AIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if aimtb.dll (AIM Toolbar IE Dynamic Link Library) 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 AIM Toolbar IE Dynamic Link Library. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AIM Toolbar IE Dynamic Link Library 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 aimtb.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.