How to get rid of the iedll VirusSometimes the iedll file may cloak a virus, e.g. Sophos found SearchSuite, as well as TrendMicro found TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OL714 or, as the case may be, ADW_LINKEY. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with iedll.dll
The iedll.dll process is also known as Linkey and is a part of Linkey. This software is produced by Aztec Media. An obsolete or defective version of iedll.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Linkey has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Linkey 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)
- iedll.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module iedll.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about iedll.dll Linkey
iedll.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file iedll.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 175,632 bytes (68% of all these files), 138,256 bytes, 154,640 bytes or, as the case may be, 156,176 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 4D9101D6-5BA0-4048-BDDE-7E2DF54C8C47. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Iedll.dll does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. This iedll program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: AppInit_DLLs). Iedll.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 65% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A iedll.dll file has a 57% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 182,800 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 175,632 bytes. The iedll 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. Iedll.dll was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Iedll.dll is capable of log keyboard entries.
Attention: If you find iedll.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about iedll?
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 Linkey
To remove Linkey 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 Linkey in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if iedll.dll (Linkey) 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 Linkey. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Linkey 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 iedll.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.