hostie.dll - Is hostie.dll trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is hostie.dll?
Purpose of hostie.dll:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. hostie.dll

File type:
Dll program - Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

Purpose of this file:
HostIE.dll is a program which would have been installed by you, maybe without you even knowing it. Always double check the disk location, as that will help verify if it is spyware or virus related, or if it is installed in the proper disk location. The file location is shown below. This program is part of the Zango or Seekmo installation, and it runs in your web browser as a BHO. This may also cause popups or advertising to be displayed to you. This is called adware and much information can be found just googling for Zango or Seekmo. If this were on my computer, I would remove this immediately. Its up to you if you want it on your computer or not, but it surely would not be allowed on my pc. This runs as a BHO in your browser. I would also check the add/remove control panel area as they should have an uninstall for this located there, but make sure the entire folder was successfully removed in case their uninstall is not complete. This is a program from 180solutions, and you can find many adware related stories by googling this. Visit hostie.dll for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the hostie.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at C:\Program Files\Seekmo\bin\10.0.341.0\HostIE.dll


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, hostie.dll may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. hostie.dll can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is hostie.dll spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove hostie.dll?
        Yes, I would remove hostie.dll if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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    HostIE.dll is a program which would have been installed by you, maybe without you even knowing it. Always double check the disk location, as that will help verify if it is spyware or virus related, or if it is installed in the proper disk location. The file location is shown below. This program is part of the Zango or Seekmo installation, and it runs in your web browser as a BHO. This may also cause popups or advertising to be displayed to you. This is called adware and much information can be found just googling for Zango or Seekmo. If this were on my computer, I would remove this immediately. Its up to you if you want it on your computer or not, but it surely would not be allowed on my pc. This runs as a BHO in your browser. I would also check the add/remove control panel area as they should have an uninstall for this located there, but make sure the entire folder was successfully removed in case their uninstall is not complete. This is a program from 180solutions, and you can find many adware related stories by googling this. This file will be found at C:\Program Files\Seekmo\bin\10.0.341.0\HostIE.dll Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.