What is the aswWebRepIE.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 aswWebRepIE.dll process is also known as IE Webrep plugin or, as the case may be, avast! WebRep Plugin and is a part of Avast Free Antivirus or, as the case may be, Avast Internet Security. This software is produced by AVAST Software (www.avast.com). An obsolete or defective version of aswWebRepIE.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- IE Webrep plugin has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IE Webrep plugin 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)
- aswWebRepIE.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module aswWebRepIE.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about aswWebRepIE.dll IE Webrep plugin
aswWebRepIE.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AswWebRepIE.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 586,968 bytes (15% of all these files), 565,304 bytes as well as 28 other variants.
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 8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The aswWebRepIE file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual For this reason, 52% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A aswWebRepIE.dll file has a 66% certainty of being dangerous if it is found on C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 606,544 bytes. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
- A aswWebRepIE.dll file has a 54% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 457,712 bytes. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. This aswWebRepIE.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The aswWebRepIE file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.
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 aswWebRepIE.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 aswWebRepIE?
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 Avast Free Antivirus or Avast Internet Security
To remove IE Webrep plugin from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Avast Free Antivirus or Avast Internet Security in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if aswWebRepIE.dll (IE Webrep plugin) 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 IE Webrep plugin. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IE Webrep plugin 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 aswWebRepIE.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.