What is the mypoints.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 mypoints.dll process is also known as My Points or, as the case may be, Mypoints Toolbar from http://www.mypoints.com and is a part of MyPoints Toolbar. This software is produced by Infospace. An obsolete or defective version of mypoints.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- My Points has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- My Points 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)
- mypoints.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mypoints.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mypoints.dll My Points
mypoints.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Mypoints.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 1,909,248 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 A057A204-BACC-4D26-CEC4-75A487FD6484. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The mypoints file is not part of the Windows operating system. The file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. Mypoints.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 71% 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 mypoints.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.
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How to uninstall MyPoints Toolbar
To remove My Points 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 MyPoints Toolbar in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if mypoints.dll (My Points) 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 My Points. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for My Points 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 mypoints.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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