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

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



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and 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


  • Is hostie.dll spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

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

  • Is hostie.dll considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • 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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