What is the webcheck.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 webcheck.dll process is also known as Web Site Monitor and is a part of Windows Internet Explorer or, as the case may be, Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of webcheck.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Web Site Monitor has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Web Site Monitor 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)
- webcheck.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module webcheck.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about webcheck.dll Web Site Monitor
The original webcheck.dll file is definitely a Windows system file, but many viruses use the same name in order to remain unnoticed. The file webcheck.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 236,544 bytes (50% of all these files), 230,400 bytes or, as the case may be, 276,480 bytes.
To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. For this reason, 0% 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 webcheck.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 webcheck?
|The following is an excerpt from a section of the file as it appears in my System32 folder: |
|Contains the [E6FB5E20-DE35-11CF-9C87-00AA005127ED} NetSky / MyDoom variant in my version of Win. XP Home Ed., SP-1a |
|Obviously its a Windows file, however this file is one of the more common system files to become infected or replaced with a malicious version of the file as it does not damage system stability when altered allowing malware authors to make changes to the system quietly. (further information...) |
Summary: 9 users judge webcheck.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 8 users have already deleted webcheck.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall Windows Internet Explorer or the program
To remove Web Site Monitor 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 Windows Internet Explorer or the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if webcheck.dll (Web Site Monitor) 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 Web Site Monitor. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Web Site Monitor 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 webcheck.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.