What is the morphbar.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 morphbar.dll process is also known as Morpheus Toolbar and is a part of Morpheus Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Netscape. This software is produced by Morpheus. An obsolete or defective version of morphbar.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Morpheus Toolbar has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Morpheus Toolbar 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)
- morphbar.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module morphbar.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about morphbar.dll Morpheus Toolbar
morphbar.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Morphbar.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 237,568 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 3F3714A1-89A4-46be-8AF3-D0C9D1FB03F9. This morphbar program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. The morphbar file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Morphbar.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 58% 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 morphbar.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 morphbar?
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 Morpheus Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Netscape
To remove Morpheus Toolbar 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 Morpheus Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Netscape in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if morphbar.dll (Morpheus Toolbar) 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 Morpheus Toolbar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Morpheus Toolbar 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 morphbar.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.