What is the getflash.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 getflash.dll process is also known as Flashget GetFlash Module and is a part of getflash Module or, as the case may be, FlashGet(JetCar). This software is produced by www.flashget.com (www.flashget.com). An obsolete or defective version of getflash.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Flashget GetFlash Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Flashget GetFlash Module 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)
- getflash.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module getflash.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about getflash.dll Flashget GetFlash Module
getflash.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Getflash.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 163,840 bytes (80% of all these files), 126,976 bytes or, as the case may be, 118,784 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 F156768E-81EF-470C-9057-481BA8380DBA. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. Getflash.dll can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 64% 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 getflash.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 getflash?
|Flashget updater, safe. |
|Teil des DownloadManagers FlashGet |
|it's part of flashget |
|download prog. |
|like all download manager hook process, may track what you are downloading, no more. Xsoftspy detect it as a spyware but i use it every day |
Summary: 18 users judge getflash.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall getflash Module or FlashGet
To remove Flashget GetFlash Module 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 getflash Module or FlashGet in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if getflash.dll (Flashget GetFlash Module) 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 Flashget GetFlash Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Flashget GetFlash Module 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 getflash.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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