What is the spyblock.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 spyblock.dll process is also known as ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker and is a part of ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker for Internet Explorer and Firefox. This software is produced by ZoneAlarm (www.zonealarm.com). An obsolete or defective version of spyblock.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker 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)
- spyblock.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module spyblock.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about spyblock.dll ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker
spyblock.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file spyblock.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 262,144 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 F0D4B231-DA4B-4daf-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA. 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. Spyblock.dll was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Spyblock.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 54% 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 spyblock.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 spyblock?
|is part of ZoneAlarm firefierwall (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges spyblock.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker for Internet Explorer and Firefox
To remove ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker 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 ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker for Internet Explorer and Firefox in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if spyblock.dll (ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker) 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 ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker 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 spyblock.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.