What is the AVG Secure Search_toolbar.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 AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll process is also known as AVG Secure Search or, as the case may be, toolbar.dll and is a part of AVG Security Toolbar or, as the case may be, AVG Technologies. This software is produced by AVG Technologies (www.freeavg.com) or, as the case may be, AVG Secure Search. An obsolete or defective version of AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AVG Secure Search has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AVG Secure Search 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)
- AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll AVG Secure Search
AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,796,552 bytes (10% of all these files), 1,929,392 bytes as well as 38 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 95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233. There is no internal description of the file. This AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll is capable of monitor other applications as well as log keyboard entries. 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 AVG Secure Search_toolbar.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 AVG Secure Search_toolbar?
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 AVG Security Toolbar or AVG Technologies
To remove AVG Secure Search 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 AVG Security Toolbar or AVG Technologies in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll (AVG Secure Search) 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 AVG Secure Search. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AVG Secure Search 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 AVG Secure Search_toolbar.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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