What is the contributeieplugin.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 contributeieplugin.dll process is also known as Contribute IE Plugin or, as the case may be, Adobe and is a part of Contribute or, as the case may be, Adobe Creative Suite (Version 5 Master Collection, 6 Master Collection, 5 Web Premium, 5 Master, 5 Production Premium, 2). This software is produced by Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com). An obsolete or defective version of contributeieplugin.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Contribute IE Plugin has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Contribute IE 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)
- contributeieplugin.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module contributeieplugin.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about contributeieplugin.dll Contribute IE Plugin
contributeieplugin.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file contributeieplugin.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 136,560 bytes (46% of all these files), 118,784 bytes as well as 5 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 074C1DC5-9320-4A9A-947D-C042949C6216. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The contributeieplugin file is not part of the Windows operating system. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. Contributeieplugin.dll is attempting to make itself invisible. This is not standard practice. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. For this reason, 88% 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 contributeieplugin.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 contributeieplugin?
|It came with Adobe flash CS3 |
|Used by adobe c3, not sure what it does exactly |
|This isn't a danger as it's an official adobe file |
|Part of adobe CS3 web premium. (further information...) |
|It's use by adobe contribute CS3 |
Summary: 5 users judge contributeieplugin.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted contributeieplugin.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall Contribute or Adobe Creative Suite
To remove Contribute IE Plugin 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 Contribute or Adobe Creative Suite in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if contributeieplugin.dll (Contribute IE 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 Contribute IE Plugin. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Contribute IE 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 contributeieplugin.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.