What is BAE.dll? Is BAE.dll spyware or a virus?

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Process name: Dell Browser Address Error Redirector

Product: Dell Browser Address Error Redirector

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Dell

File: BAE.dll

Dell Computer preloads some of its computers with a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that responds to 'Address Not Found' (404) errors by redirecting the browser to a Google-powered search for sites similar to the URL that was entered in the address bar. This software has also been found on Gateway, Packard Bell, and Sony computers, where it may be the result of an agreement (like Dell has) with Google to use the '404 - Address Not Found' error as an advertising opportunity. This module is a Dynamic Link Library, a file containing binary executable code which cannot be called by name or executed by the user, but is accessed by calls within the code of another executable file. The Browser Address Error Redirector is an add-on or Browser Helper Object (BHO) and is not essential to the operating system. It can be disabled from the browser via "Manage Add-ons", or deleted from the "Program Files\BAE" folder. Some users have also recommended stopping it from auto-launching via "autoruns" under "Microsoft sysinternals". Some users do this simply because they do not want the list of suggestions offered just because they entered an invalid address, while others suspect the redirection logic of the BHO can be used by spyware to circumvent firewalls. If you want a detailed security rating about your BAE.dll (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager. www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/bae.dll.html 

Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of BAE.dll: based on 19 votes. Read also the 17 reviews.

  • 6854 users ask for this file. 2 users rated it as not dangerous. 8 users rated it as neutral. 4 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 5 users rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about BAE.dll:
It came preloaded with my dell pc Rob
It takes a Google 404 page and directs it to a Dell Page stating the page has a problem and suggestions to correct. But it can be exploited by spyware to get past your firewalls  See also: Link James T Ford
I don't know anything about this file DC
Customers have reported being re-directed to google's customer 404. After removing this file, this activity ceases. We blame Dell.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. Tim
Came with my Dell computer with Windows Vista. (Internet Explorer 7) As James T Ford says i believe that it can be explotied by spyware to get past your firewall Dogg
used my by spyware to go by my firewall laurent
I find it offensive. If I wanted to search, I would search. I don't need dell trying to "help" me find a site, just give me the 404! kr
It's just another Dell attempt to earn money from clicks. It basically bypasses your setting to "Do not search from the address bar" and searches anywyay. Most of the "related links" you see are not at all related to anything you entered in the address bar, so this is nothing more than advertising/hijacking. Disable it under "Manage Add-ons". Rodger Fields
also found on Packard Bell computers Suricat
I can't see how to disable using "Manage Add-ons" like Rodger Fields suggested. I use firefox if that make any difference. Thanks J.Goodwin
My Gateway used it to launch an advert for some back-up service on every boot. Annoying! I used 'autoruns' from MS sysinternals to stop it from auto-launching. Problem solved.  See also: Link Jim Miller
removed by uninstalling Browser Address Redirector (on Gateway) G
Dell spyware cashing in on your mistypes Rob Nob
Disabling the Dell add-on didn't stop it so I renamed the file to bae.dll-old Andy
Browser Helper Object. Found on Packard Bell, i removed it, no problems! Finnishguy
AVG security defines it as malware with a 4* rating. and has placed within the vault. This event was originally located on the Google desktop folders, I guess for the same reasons already indicated above (to replace 404 notices). Renato

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