Is ctbr.dll safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of ctbr.dll:









File purpose and description:

ctbr.dll is a software program which would have been installed by you, it would not have arrived as preinstalled software. The exact disk location is shown below, always verify your file is in the proper location and not a suspicious location, as many spyware writers try to name their spyware the same as a system file, just locating it elsewhere in an attempt to fool you. This program runs as a BHO in your internet explorer browser. This file is also known as adware and it is part of the crawler toolbar. This is not required and can be removed, I would remove this if it were on my computer. (You get this by installing the free smileys and free crawler add ons). (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
ctbr.dll

File type:
This is a DLL software module

File or folder location:
This will be found at C:\PROGRA~1\Crawler\Toolbar\ctbr.dll


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, ctbr.dll may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of ctbr.dll on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!