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File: iedvtoolex.dll

Location of iedvtoolex.dll and Associated Malware

Check whether iedvtoolex.dll is present in the following locations:

iedvtoolex.dll file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Program Files\Explorer\iedvtoolex.dll
  • [%PROGRAM_FILESX86%]\Explorer\iedvtoolex.dll

If you find iedvtoolex.dll file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The iedvtoolex.dll file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of iedvtoolex.dll File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
177989646309726C4EBD2E7D01E6D4791ED6B6EMar 3, 2017
1776824508EC5935A4F18B85FA46438A574EE1EMar 14, 2017
17317685ACA8A4028EF924C73C051C9213DCD0FMar 18, 2017
1759928D3F04115656457D4DCE216971305F32EMar 27, 2017
1757368DB4668B3829C8342B5CDA20841BA4949Apr 3, 2017
1731768ED42B17D6BBFA089DDB4F72F17F1F131Apr 28, 2017
1776312ABED11D053181611C8F0CAF47278157DMay 2, 2017
1757880D9FBC1E3F7355F7EAFD36B1F26EC5D3FMay 8, 2017
1758904D95BBCBF2E57677FF7822ABCC3F0931CMay 11, 2017
177989666A4E2F6CF5A38F345995E1EECFC3D47Dec 14, 2018
17798962C982A9A8E24FF8AC9B7AB921ECB4486May 20, 2017
175685668D274BBA805830662BB79D620E1A84CMay 23, 2017
1776312E85FFFA35510AF3FF40E5C1504362BAAMay 31, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove iedvtoolex.dll^

  1. To enable deleting the iedvtoolex.dll file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select iedvtoolex.dll and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of iedvtoolex.dll and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of iedvtoolex.dll and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of iedvtoolex.dll will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of iedvtoolex.dll will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a iedvtoolex.dll malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type iedvtoolex.dll. The name of the first found registry value referencing iedvtoolex.dll is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to iedvtoolex.dll, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of iedvtoolex.dll and Associated Malware.