What is BackgroundContainer.dll?

BackgroundContainer.dll is part of Background Container and developed by Conduit Ltd. according to the BackgroundContainer.dll version information.

BackgroundContainer.dll's description is "Background Container"

BackgroundContainer.dll is digitally signed by Conduit Ltd..

BackgroundContainer.dll is usually located in the 'c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\local\conduit\backgroundcontainer\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected BackgroundContainer.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 [?]

The following is the available information on BackgroundContainer.dll:

Product nameBackground Container
Company nameConduit Ltd.
File descriptionBackground Container
Internal nameBackgrou.dll
Original filenameBackgrou.dll
Legal copyrightCopyright © Conduit Ltd. 2013
Product version1.0.0.15
File version1.0.0.15

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameBackground Container
Company nameConduit Ltd.
File descriptionBackground Container
Internal nameBackgrou.dll
Original filenameBackgrou.dll
Legal copyrightCopyright © Conduit Ltd. 2013
Product version1.0.0.15
File version1.0.0.15

Digital signatures [?]

BackgroundContainer.dll has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameConduit Ltd.
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number3a82654719d8f75b59134f7b66465210

VirusTotal report

1 of the 44 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the BackgroundContainer.dll file. That's a 2% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
VIPRE Conduit (fs)
1 of the 44 anti-virus programs detected the BackgroundContainer.dll file.

Folder name variants

BackgroundContainer.dll may also be located in other folders than c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\local\conduit\backgroundcontainer\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


What will you do with the file?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with the file:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 73% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 858 users.

User vote results: There were 623 votes to remove and 235 votes to keep

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

Malware or legitimate?

If you feel that you need more information to determine if your should keep this file or remove it, please read this guide.

Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the information provided on this web page

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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.

Dave B writes

2 thumbs

My PC (windows 2000) suddenly started sending an error message that this file could not be found. I may have accidentally deleted it??? How do I a)get it back or b) remove the error message. It came with my touch screen Acer Aspire ZS600 computer (new), I presume. From the information above, I don't know if it is important or not.

# 29 Oct 2013, 15:08

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Dave: Is it this error message you are getting?

"RUNDLL - The specified module could not be found. Error loading BackgroundContainer.dll"

If so, you can fix this error with the help of FreeFixer by checking the BackgroundContainer.dll entry for removal. It is listed under "Registry Startups" in FreeFixer's scan result.

Did that solve the problem?

# 30 Oct 2013, 7:02

Dave Bosomworth writes

-1 thumb

Yes, Roger, that is the error message. I have been trying to reach you because I did pay for the FreeFixer Pro so that I could have the quarantine option. Got my receipt, but no key number to enter when downloading the FreeFixer (free) to ensure I got the PRO. I am awaiting your instructions about how the download happens.

# 30 Oct 2013, 19:03

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Dave: Thank you for purchasing the Pro version of FreeFixer. I've sent the download link in an email 10 minutes ago. Please let me know if you didn't receive it.

# 31 Oct 2013, 9:52

Dave Bosomworth writes

0 thumbs

Yes, I got the link to download the PRO version, thank you. I found the Conduit/Background Container.dill file that I wanted to remove and the freefixerPRO removed it, so that I am not always bugged by the message that the file is missing. Thanks for this.
I do find all the warnings about removing files a bit intimidating. I hope I will recognize a trojan or worm if I see one!

# 31 Oct 2013, 19:14

Roger Karlsson writes

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I've posted more information about the BackgroundContainer.dll RUNDLL error in the blog:


# 5 Nov 2013, 1:28

=Michael= writes

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I read your initial description which pointed to the publisher Conduit. I searched in programs and features and found the there was a search entry from conduit. I removed it and the problem was resolved.

# 24 Nov 2013, 16:38

Enki writes

3 thumbs

If you've encountered this issue and 'conduit' is included anywhere in the error alerts, chances are that you've picked up a bundle of junk from conduit.

The bad news is; it rarely includes just the 'Conduit Safe Search' (conduit hi-jacks your internet add-ons and inserts itself as your browser's default search engine. You can change this by opening your internet options > 'Manage Add-Ons' > set default search to your preferred search provider > delete/remove the 'Conduit Search')! More than likely there was also a toolbar included. It is called the 'DLC5 Toolbar'

The good news? It isn't quite as easy to remove as the add-on change, but it can be done with only a few extra mouse clicks;

Follow this:

Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a Program > right click the 'DLC5 Toolbar' and uninstall.

Once completed you may begin to receive alerts saying this:


If this is appearing, then you should follow these instructions:

*Windows 8/8.1 users*

- Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to launch the Run box.

- Type taskschd.msc in this box and hit Enter to open Task Scheduler window.

- Click on the Task Scheduler Library folder in the left panel.

- Now locate and right click the Background Container task in the middle panel

- Choose to Delete this task

- Exit Task Scheduler


Hope this helps someone sometime in the next several years!

# 17 Jan 2014, 14:05

Mike Young writes

0 thumbs

I downloaded this product not knowing what I might end up with, like a worse virus or a hacked computer but the program removed my problem I am impressed.

# 26 Jan 2014, 11:25

Pat Schneider writes

-1 thumb

Whenever I go onto my desk top, I get a message that this program will not work on my computer. I would like this message removed so it does not show every time. Thank you

# 12 Feb 2014, 10:21

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Enki: Thank you for sharing!

@Mike Young: Thank you! I'm happy to hear FreeFixer fixed the problem.

@Pat Schneider: Please check out my post in the blog on how to remove the background container.dll error:


I've also posted a video where I show how to get rid of the RUNDLL errors:


Did that help you remove the backgroundcontainer.dll error pop-up?

# 13 Feb 2014, 1:53

Roger Girard writes

1 thumb

Enki: Thank you! I'm very happy you solved my problem since
almost a year of searching.

# 17 Feb 2014, 12:15

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@Roger Girard: Excellent! Good to hear you solved the problem!

# 22 Feb 2014, 6:35

siamack vosough writes

0 thumbs

Thank's a lot , I'm very happy you solved my problem .

# 15 Oct 2014, 8:29

Roger Karlsson writes

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@siamack: Thanks for the feedback.

# 19 Dec 2014, 4:29

john S writes

0 thumbs

Being a computer novice, I do not mess with the software if at all possible. Does this message cause internal problems or is it just a nuisance? I looked at the "Enki" message of Jan 17 2014 , does this same solution apply to W\10?

# 21 Sep 2015, 7:48

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