What is the Partner.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 Partner.dll process is also known as Partner application and is a part of Partner application or, as the case may be, Utility Common Driver. This software is produced by Google (toolbar.google.com). An obsolete or defective version of Partner.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Partner application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Partner application 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)
- Partner.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Partner.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Partner.dll Partner application
Partner.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Partner.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 433,648 bytes (87% of all these files), 157,168 bytes or, as the case may be, 159,728 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 83FF80F4-8C74-4b80-B5BA-C8DDD434E5C4. This Partner program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It 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. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. Partner.dll is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 47% 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 Partner.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 Partner?
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 Partner application or Utility Common Driver
To remove Partner application 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 Partner application or Utility Common Driver in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Partner.dll (Partner application) 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 Partner application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Partner application 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 Partner.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.