What is the plugin.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 plugin.dll process is also known as DustApps Plugin and is a part of Plugin or, as the case may be, DustApps. This software is produced by MicroApps. An obsolete or defective version of plugin.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- DustApps Plugin has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DustApps 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)
- plugin.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module plugin.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about plugin.dll DustApps Plugin
plugin.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Plugin.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 266,240 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 55,312 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 E887F06F-565D-42e5-AA80-63EB0D465202 or, as the case may be, 0622D1AC-7D62-42F9-8393-A66E32146E0C. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. For this reason, 52% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A plugin.dll file has a 50% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 55,312 bytes. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The 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. Plugin.dll is no part of Microsoft Windows. plugin.dll appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.
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 plugin.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 plugin?
|plugin.dll is part of Adobe Photoshop developed by Adobe. |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Plugin or DustApps
To remove DustApps 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 Plugin or DustApps in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if plugin.dll (DustApps 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 DustApps Plugin. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for DustApps 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 plugin.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.