What is the iprepair.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 iprepair.dll process is also known as IconPackager Repair Module and is a part of IconPackager for ObjectDesktop or, as the case may be, Stardock IconPackager. This software is produced by Stardock.net (www.stardock.net). An obsolete or defective version of iprepair.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- IconPackager Repair Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IconPackager Repair 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)
- iprepair.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module iprepair.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about iprepair.dll IconPackager Repair Module
iprepair.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file iprepair.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 65,536 bytes (83% of all these files), 70,960 bytes or, as the case may be, 69,632 bytes.
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. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad). This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This file 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 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. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. Iprepair.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 62% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A iprepair.dll file has a 71% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 45,056 bytes. 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 program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Iprepair.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes.
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 iprepair.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 iprepair?
|Part of Object Desktop suite from stardock. |
|If it is under "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\IconPackager\iprepair.dll" it should be harmless and you probably installed Stardocks IP and dont remember it, I think that this DLL is manly responsible for skinning the shell icons... (further information...) |
|changes your icons, no known issues |
|It is or was part of IconPackager but it caused problems with other apps (Corel word perfect wouldn't run until i removed it) |
|Part of Object Desktop |
|See John's quote above. If using Stardock's Object Desktop WindowBlinds this icon is partly responsible for icon changes. |
Summary: 4 users judge iprepair.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall IconPackager for ObjectDesktop or Stardock IconPackager
To remove IconPackager Repair 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 IconPackager for ObjectDesktop or Stardock IconPackager in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if iprepair.dll (IconPackager Repair 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 IconPackager Repair Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IconPackager Repair 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 iprepair.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.