How to remove the mysearchdial.dll malware

The mysearchdial.dll file is a software component of MySearchDial Toolbar by Ironsource Israel.
Mysearchdial.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to the My Search Dial Toolbar, an adware search utility that installs itself on computers and integrates with the Internet Explorer. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that adds program functionality to Microsoft's Internet Explorer. This file is part of a known adware program. Removal is recommended.

My Search has been listed as an adware program by top anti-malware scanners. The program features a toolbar that lets users search for items on the Internet, however, search results are tailored to return websites and companies affiliated with My Search. The program also lets users bookmark items and provides a 'speed dial' to tag webpages for quick future access.

Some anti-malware programs classify mysearchdial.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: such as PUA.Astromenda (detected by Symantec), and ADW_BHO.A (detected by TrendMicro). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated mysearchdial.dll software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about mysearchdial.dll and how to get rid of it.

Click here to automatically remove the mysearchdial.dll malware

Mysearchdial.dll file information

The process known as mysearchdial.dll belongs to software MySearchDial Toolbar or Mysearchdial by MySearchDial or Ironsource Israel (version (2011) LTD).

Description: Mysearchdial.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mysearchdial.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—for example C:\Program Files (x86)\Mysearchdial\\bh\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 279,960 bytes (59% of all occurrences), 299,224 bytes or 251,800 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include EF5625A3-37AB-4BDB-9875-2A3D91CD0DFD. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Mysearchdial.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall Mysearchdial from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify mysearchdial.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mysearchdial.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example PUA.Astromenda (detected by Symantec), and ADW_BHO.A (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the mysearchdial.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If mysearchdial.dll has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

There are no user opinions yet. Why not be the first to write a short comment?

Do you have additional information? Help other users!

Best practices for resolving mysearchdial issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active mysearchdial process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the mysearchdial.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

mysearchdial.dll [all]