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What is the caIEToolbar.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 caIEToolbar.dll process is also known as CA Anti-Phishing IE Toolbar and is a part of CA Internet Security Suite or, as the case may be, DNAMigrator. This software is produced by CA (www.ca.com) or, as the case may be, Total Defense. An obsolete or defective version of caIEToolbar.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about caIEToolbar.dll CA Anti-Phishing IE Toolbar

caIEToolbar.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file caIEToolbar.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 406,864 bytes (44% of all these files), 480,592 bytes, 544,264 bytes, 531,536 bytes or, as the case may be, 542,552 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 45011CF5-E4A9-4F13-9093-F30A784EB9B2. This caIEToolbar.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. 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. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. 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 caIEToolbar.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 caIEToolbar?

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 CA Internet Security Suite or DNAMigrator

To remove CA Anti-Phishing IE Toolbar from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate CA Internet Security Suite or DNAMigrator in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if caIEToolbar.dll (CA Anti-Phishing IE 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 CA Anti-Phishing IE Toolbar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CA Anti-Phishing IE 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 caIEToolbar.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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