What is the klwtbbho.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 klwtbbho.dll process is also known as URL Advisor Plugin or, as the case may be, WebToolBar component and is a part of Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Version 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010) or, as the case may be, Kaspersky Internet Security (Version 2013, 2011, 2014, 2012). This software is produced by Kaspersky Lab ZAO (www.kaspersky.com). An obsolete or defective version of klwtbbho.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- URL Advisor Plugin has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- URL Advisor Plugin 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)
- klwtbbho.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module klwtbbho.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about klwtbbho.dll URL Advisor Plugin
klwtbbho.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Klwtbbho.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 798,912 bytes (22% of all these files), 484,280 bytes as well as 10 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 E33CF602-D945-461A-83F0-819F76A199F8. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The klwtbbho file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Klwtbbho.dll is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 36% 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 klwtbbho.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 klwtbbho?
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 Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Kaspersky Internet Security
To remove URL Advisor Plugin 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 Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Kaspersky Internet Security in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if klwtbbho.dll (URL Advisor Plugin) 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 URL Advisor Plugin. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for URL Advisor Plugin 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 klwtbbho.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.