What is the common.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 common.dll process is also known as UnfriendApp or, as the case may be, SearchDonkey and is a part of UnfriendApp or, as the case may be, InfoSeeker. This software is produced by UnfriendApp or, as the case may be, WebAppTech Coding. An obsolete or defective version of common.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- UnfriendApp has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- UnfriendApp 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)
- common.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module common.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about common.dll UnfriendApp
common.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file common.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 392,328 bytes (26% of all these files), 392,296 bytes as well as 9 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 44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b. Common.dll attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The common file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. For this reason, 52% 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 common.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 common?
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 UnfriendApp or InfoSeeker
To remove UnfriendApp 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 UnfriendApp or InfoSeeker in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if common.dll (UnfriendApp) 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 UnfriendApp. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for UnfriendApp 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 common.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.