What is the SDIEInt.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 SDIEInt.dll process is also known as Star Downloader Free or, as the case may be, Star Downloader Pro and is a part of Star Downloader Free or, as the case may be, Star Downloader Pro. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of SDIEInt.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Star Downloader Free has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Star Downloader Free 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)
- SDIEInt.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SDIEInt.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SDIEInt.dll Star Downloader Free
SDIEInt.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SDIEInt.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 135,680 bytes (71% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 135,168 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 FFFFFEF0-5B30-21D4-945D-000000000000. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. For this reason, 73% 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 SDIEInt.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 SDIEInt?
|part of star downloader, i'm guessing its the browser integration. Not sure though... |
|executalbe from a download manager program |
|It just allows Stardownloader to catch clicks in IE |
|The DLL monitors for files such as ZIP and RAR, and opens them in the download manager. This is not essential to use Star Downloader, but if you want to use it to actually manage downloads, leave it be. |
|From Star Downloader. This BHO interfers with some Internet Explorer functions. Prior to de-activation I was unable to click through Google searches or access some web sites. |
|installed with Stardownloader Pro |
Summary: 3 users judge SDIEInt.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Star Downloader Free or Star Downloader Pro
To remove Star Downloader Free 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 Star Downloader Free or Star Downloader Pro in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SDIEInt.dll (Star Downloader Free) 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 Star Downloader Free. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Star Downloader Free 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 SDIEInt.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.