What is the urlredir.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 urlredir.dll process is also known as Microsoft Office Document Cache Handler or, as the case may be, Microsoft Office Professional Plus (Version 2010) and is a part of Microsoft Office Shared (Version 64-bit Setup, 64-bit MUI 2010, 64-bit) or, as the case may be, Microsoft Office Professional Plus (Version 2010, 2013, 2016). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of urlredir.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Microsoft Office Document Cache Handler has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Microsoft Office Document Cache Handler 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)
- urlredir.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module urlredir.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about urlredir.dll Microsoft Office Document Cache Handler
urlredir.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file urlredir.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 562,904 bytes (46% of all these files), 561,552 bytes as well as 25 other variants.
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 B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. Urlredir.dll is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. Urlredir.dll is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 41% 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 urlredir.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 urlredir?
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 Microsoft Office Shared or Microsoft Office Professional Plus
To remove Microsoft Office Document Cache Handler 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 Microsoft Office Shared or Microsoft Office Professional Plus in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if urlredir.dll (Microsoft Office Document Cache Handler) 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 Microsoft Office Document Cache Handler. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft Office Document Cache Handler 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 urlredir.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.