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What is apcrtldr.dll?

apcrtldr.dll is digitally signed by Bandoo Media, Inc.

apcrtldr.dll is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Search Results Toolbar\Datamngr\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected apcrtldr.dll.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

apcrtldr.dll does not have any version or vendor information.

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameBandoo Media, Inc
Certificate issuer nameThawte Code Signing CA - G2
Certificate serial number7a5189d163723107defa157662a4bae4

VirusTotal report

3 of the 45 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the apcrtldr.dll file. That's a 7% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Comodo TrojWare.Win32.Injector.STB
ESET-NOD32 Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite.C
Ikarus not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Searcher
3 of the 45 anti-virus programs detected the apcrtldr.dll file.

apcrtldr.dll removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove apcrtldr.dll with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the apcrtldr.dll file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that apcrtldr.dll has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer:
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate apcrtldr.dll in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the apcrtldr.dll file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate apcrtldr.dll in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
    C:\Program Files\Search Results Toolbar\Datamngr\apcrtldr.dll
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the apcrtldr.dll file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If apcrtldr.dll still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If apcrtldr.dll is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If apcrtldr.dll still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that apcrtldr.dll no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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What will you do with apcrtldr.dll?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with apcrtldr.dll:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with apcrtldr.dll. 74% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 104 users.

User vote results: There were 77 votes to remove and 27 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with apcrtldr.dll.


Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Roger Karlsson writes

3 thumbs

apcrtldr.dll came bundled with iLivid Download Manager.

# 23 May 2013, 5:45

Beware writes

5 thumbs

This file is signed by iMesh. It redirects your homepage among other things. I still can't remove or unregister it. Definitely bad.

# 13 Jun 2013, 8:46

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