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What is the iertutil.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 iertutil.dll process is also known as Run time utility for Internet Explorer and is a part of Windows Internet Explorer or, as the case may be, Microsoft Internet Explorer. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of iertutil.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about iertutil.dll Run time utility

iertutil.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file iertutil.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 267,776 bytes (20% of all these files), 2,006,016 bytes as well as 18 other variants.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The iertutil file is not part of the Windows operating system. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. Iertutil.dll is capable of send data out to the Internet, record keystrokes as well as track other applications. For this reason, 43% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A iertutil.dll file has a 53% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 1,985,536 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 267,776 bytes. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The iertutil file is not part of the Windows operating system. Iertutil.dll is capable of transmit information from computer to the Internet, record keystrokes as well as track other applications.

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 iertutil.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 iertutil?

yes. install ie7 frm microsoft.com, then reboot ur system. if the seup can't complete reinstall your Operating system.
If it is removed you will not be able to start Explorer.exe
Niklas Aldén
If it is removed, it will cause your system to not work. You can not pull up the start menu. Everything has to be done through task manager and you cannot do a restore. You have to remove internet explorer as a whole to repair your system.
when you cant access yor desktop
This file performs Illegal Screen Access and Keyboard Hooks while online

Summary: 9 users judge iertutil.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted iertutil.dll. source: file.net

How to uninstall Windows Internet Explorer or Microsoft Internet Explorer

iertutil.dll Run time utility fix

To remove Run time utility from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Windows Internet Explorer or Microsoft Internet Explorer in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if iertutil.dll (Run time utility) 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 Run time utility. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Run time utility 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 iertutil.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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