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What is pctbrowserdefender.dll?

Part of Threat Expert Ltd. Browser Defender by Threat Expert Ltd.

What is it?

Browser Defender Toolbar for Browser Guard is a toolbar which helps you use the Internet safely by displaying site ratings as you browse. Browser Guard marks up search results provided by popular search engines including Google and Yahoo! so you can see which sites Browser Guard deems to be unsafe before you visit them. The Browser Guard toolbar appears at the top of the browser window. Browser Guard comes bundled with PC Tools Internet Security.
Description of pctbrowserdefender.dll from Threat Expert Ltd.
The Browser Defender toolbar allows you to surf safely by displaying site ratings as you browse the internet. When you visit a site, our server checks the address and Browser Defender displays a safety rating based on any potentially malicious behavior or threats associated with the site. Browser Defener also marks up search results provided by popular search engines including Google and Yahoo! so you can see which sites Browser Defender™ deems unsafe before you visit them. Browser Defender helps you surf the web safely, but for advanced antivirus protection, check out Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus from PC Tools.
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How is pctbrowserdefender.dll loaded?

Internet Explorer BHO - The pctbrowserdefender.dll BHO has a registered CLSID of {2A0F3D1B-0909-4FF4-B272-609CCE6054E7}. A Browser Helper Object (BHO) is a module designed as a plugin for Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser to provide added functionality. A BHO can introduce visible changes to a IE's interface, such as installing toolbars, but it can also run without any change to the interface.
Internet Explorer toolbar - The pctbrowserdefender.dll browser toolbar extension has a registered CLSID of {472734EA-242A-422B-ADF8-83D1E48CC825}. These are the toolbars that are typically underneath the navigation bar and menu in Internet Explorer and are visible as either a full or partial row.
Internet Explorer web browser - pctbrowserdefender.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {472734EA-242A-422B-ADF8-83D1E48CC825}. An IE Web Browser application supplements some of Internet Explorer's user interface components for browsing by adding additional features that interact with the Internet Explorer Browser. This is accomplished by utilizing Internet Explorer's layout and rendering engine and extending it.
Internet Explorer URL search hook - The pctbrowserdefender.dll IE search hook plugin has a registered CLSID of {472734EA-242A-422b-ADF8-83D1E48CC825}. A URL Search Hook is called by Internet Explorer when the browser cannot determine the protocol (such as http, ftp, etc.) of a URL address. When attempting to navigate to a URL that does not contain a protocol, Internet Explorer first attempts to determine the correct protocol using the unmodified address.
Threat Expert Ltd. Browser Defender is loaded by:

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the pctbrowserdefender.dll file.Of the 0.1% of pctbrowserdefender.dll users, 34.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pc tools security\bdt\pctbrowserdefender.dll

Are there other versions of Threat Expert Ltd. Browser Def...?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: pctbrowserdefender.dll
Publisher: Threat Expert Ltd. (verified)
Name: Threat Expert Ltd. Browser Defender
Description: Browser Defender Toolbar
Version: 3, 0, 0, 313
Size: 1.09 MB
Original file name: BDToolbar.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: PC Tools
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Internet Explorer BHO details

CLSID: {2A0F3D1B-0909-4FF4-B272-609CCE6054E7}

Internet Explorer toolbar details

CLSID: {472734EA-242A-422B-ADF8-83D1E48CC825}

IE web browser details

CLSID: {472734EA-242A-422B-ADF8-83D1E48CC825}

IE URL search hook details

CLSID: {472734EA-242A-422b-ADF8-83D1E48CC825}

Image hashes

MD5: 7e7523f58fe224e642e282091dae5e9c
SHA-1: 27bf6d0b08a49522f347f1f3e646dc367a7f17d5
SHA-256: dd95029bf326dd4a331646a7e534c57a45ef499a84b6df5eab2e54da9a0dcd86

PE image details

File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
rpcrt4.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
Export Table
dllcanunloadnow
dllgetclassobject
dllregisterserver
dllunregisterserver
enabletoolbar
initcore
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