What is HostIE.dll?
HostIE.dll is an dll file which belongs to the process HostIE.dll which comes with the Software Hotbar developed by software developer Unknown
The .dll extension of the HostIE.dll file specifies that it is a Dynamic-link library file.
Malware and viruses are also transmitted through dll files. So we must be sure before opening any unknown dll file on our computers. I have experienced various issues related to dll files.
We will check if the HostIE.dll file is a virus or malware? Whether it should be deleted to keep your computer safe? Read more below.
Is HostIE.dll safe to run? Is it a virus or malware?
Let’s check the location of this dll file to determine whether this is a legit software or a virus. The location of this file is
File Location / Danger rating : 56% dangerous
To check whether the dll file is legit you can start the Task Manager. Then click on the columns field and add Verified Signer as one of the columns.
Now look at the Verified Signer value for HostIE.dll process if it says “Unable to verify” then the file may be a virus.
|File Location||56% dangerous|
If the developer of the software is legitimate then it is not a virus or malware. If the developer is not listed or seems suspicious you can remove it using the uninstall program.
How to Fix HostIE.dll Errors
To fix missing HostIE.dll file you can perform a system restore to restore all missing dll files on your system.
If the system restore didn’t fix the dll issue then you can run System File Checker to fix corrupt dll files on your Windows system.
How To Remove or Uninstall HostIE.dll
To remove HostIE.dll from your computer do the following steps one by one.
- If the dll file is a part of a software program or game then it will also have an uninstall option. Then you can run the uninstaller located at directory like C:>Unknown>HostIE.dll orHotbar >HostIE.dll_uninstall.dll
- Or the HostIE.dll was installed using the Windows Installer then to uninstall it Go to System Settings and open Add Or Remove Programs Option.
- Then Search for HostIE.dll or the software name Hotbar in the search bar or try out the developer name Unknown.
- Then click on it and select the Uninstall Program option to remove HostIE.dll file from your computer. Now the software Hotbar program along with the file HostIE.dll will be removed from your computer.
I hope you were able to learn more about the HostIE.dll file and how to remove it.
Let us know in the comments below if you face any other HostIE.dll issues.