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advert.dll - What is advert.dll?

advert.dll File Description:

The process advert.dll attempts to save advertising banners and other similar information about the surfing habits of a user while surfing around the Internet using Internet Explorer. The advert.dll file is also used by different applications for caching of advertisement banners on the Internet Explorer. Caching happens when the user and the software vendor willingly enter a contract where the user avails of shareware or trialware in exchange for the presence of advertising while the software is used.

The file advert.dll shows advertisements at the topmost bar of the CuteFTP v.3.X Graphic User Interface when the latter remains unregistered after a set expiry period of use. Moreover, the advertising period for CuteFTP itself has its own expiry date at the end of which Cute FTP will continue to be usable provided the file advert.dll is still present as it is needed by the program to initialize.

A problem occurs when the user is alarmed by security software into uninstalling the DLL advert.dll, thereby prohibiting the user from benefiting from CuteFTP. One solution is to retrieve it from the quarantined files. Another solution would be to re-install the CuteFTP program, if the current version is 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0. The next step would be to download and then install the updated Cute FTP version 4.2, available online.

The version 2.0 build 12 of the file advert.dll traffics information with its home Web site. The file advert.dll gathers information for applications that are installed in the file path %SOFTWARE%/ Microsoft/ Windows/ CurrentVersion/ App Paths. Unlike other intrusive advertising-enabling components, however, the advert.dll is more respectful of the user's privacy by not collecting the current system profiles and usernames of registered owners and organizations. The file advert.dll also never opens a listen socket to acknowledge commands from a remote machine.

Author: Microsoft Corporation
Author URL:
Part of: Aureate
Memory Usage: Low.
Associated Applications: CuteFTP
Background DLL: No
Uses Network: Yes
Hardware Related: No
Common Path: C:/ System/ advert.dll
DLL Version: 2.00


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The Typical Reason for advert.dll Errors:

A common and likely reason for advert.dll errors is corruption in the Windows program registry - cleaning is required to prevent more corruption in other software and/or devices. While the errors continue your PC stays at risk for possible blue screen errors, hardware failure and fatal crashes.

Symptoms of advert.dll Errors:

advert.dll errors bring forth a range of symptoms, including: computer freezes while shutting down or starting up, programs lock up, reduced pc speed, case speaker beeps, trouble saving files, sluggish behaviour and failure installing software.

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