How to get rid of the parentalcontrol VirusSometimes the parentalcontrol file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with parentalcontrol.dll
The parentalcontrol.dll process is also known as Parental Control Toolbar and is a part of ParentalControl Bar or, as the case may be, Parental Control Toolbar. This software is produced by Visicom Media (www.visicommedia.com). An obsolete or defective version of parentalcontrol.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Parental Control Toolbar has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Parental Control 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)
- parentalcontrol.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module parentalcontrol.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about parentalcontrol.dll Parental Control Toolbar
parentalcontrol.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Parentalcontrol.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 3,148,288 bytes (70% of all these files), 3,078,336 bytes or, as the case may be, 3,072,512 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 4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-9FA5-A33DE8DBE931 or, as the case may be, A057A204-BACC-4D26-908B-27FCD4A32E85. This parentalcontrol.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The parentalcontrol file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual Parentalcontrol.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 70% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find parentalcontrol.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about parentalcontrol?
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 ParentalControl Bar or Parental Control Toolbar
To remove Parental Control 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 ParentalControl Bar or Parental Control Toolbar in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if parentalcontrol.dll (Parental Control 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 Parental Control Toolbar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Parental Control 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 parentalcontrol.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.