How to get rid of the ieocx VirusSometimes the ieocx file may cloak a virus, such as TrendMicro found TROJ_FAKEAV.AWZ or, as the case may be, TROJ_Generic.DIT, as well as Microsoft found Trojan:Win32/Insebro.C. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with ieocx.dll
The ieocx.dll process is also known as WinInet Module or, as the case may be, IEocx Module and is a part of WinInet Module or, as the case may be, IEocx Module. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of ieocx.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- WinInet Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WinInet 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)
- ieocx.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ieocx.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ieocx.dll WinInet Module
ieocx.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Ieocx.dll is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 28,672 bytes (55% of all these files), 27,136 bytes, 28,160 bytes or, as the case may be, 23,552 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 96ad72e4-2e2b-4ffc-a5bb-279c2714af12 or, as the case may be, 06ec6572-7280-485a-a712-c380526bc048 or, as the case may be, 39fc2065-c9c7-49cd-8942-44cc2dedc844 or, as the case may be, eedc4410-6b4d-4d68-a6bd-c386f0335c1b. The ieocx file does not supply any version information or other description. The file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. ieocx.dll appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 77% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find ieocx.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 ieocx?
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 WinInet Module or IEocx Module
To remove WinInet Module 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 WinInet Module or IEocx Module in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ieocx.dll (WinInet 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 WinInet Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WinInet 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 ieocx.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.