What is the HssIE.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 HssIE.dll process is also known as HssIE.dll and is a part of Hotspot Shield. This software is produced by AnchorFree (anchorfree.com). An obsolete or defective version of HssIE.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HssIE.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HssIE.dll 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)
- HssIE.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module HssIE.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about HssIE.dll HssIE.dll
HssIE.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. HssIE.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 233,288 bytes (56% of all these files), 230,448 bytes as well as 6 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 F9E4A054-E9B1-4BC3-83A3-76A1AE736170. It does not supply any version information or other description. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. For this reason, 61% 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 HssIE.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 HssIE?
|Its part of the Hotspot Shield Software (proxy type) |
|Hotspot Shield Proxy Software by Anchor |
|Its just Hotspot Shield, if you have this .dll or .exe you installed it. Dont worry about it :) its so Hotspot shield can connect too diffrent IPs |
|Hotspot Shield |
|its a part from the hotspot shield software |
Summary: 7 users judge HssIE.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted HssIE.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall Hotspot Shield
To remove HssIE.dll 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 Hotspot Shield in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if HssIE.dll (HssIE.dll) 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 HssIE.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HssIE.dll 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 HssIE.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.