Manage Add-ons




I am in the progress preparing my pc for installing IE7.
In Add-ons that have been used by Internet Explorer (IE6):
Name: Accu Class
Status: Enabled
Type: ActiveX control
File: ACCU~15.DLL
What is this add-on?
Google does not seem to have any pertinent info.
If this add-on is undesirable/malicious, where can I locate this file and/or
how can I remove this item for good?



Hi Rob;

Thanks for responding:

"I think thats the Accuweather toolbar.
Here is the FAQ page
where you'll find the uninstall instructions."
I don't think that's it and am certain never installing any toolbars. The
application is definitely not present in 'Add or Remove Programs' panel and
never was an item in my System Tray.
I am going to disable this item and would appreciate any advice as how to
remove this Add-on permanently from my system.

Kind regards.....................Kayman.

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM

Do a thorough malware check.
Help with malware
All MS-MVP Sites.

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.

So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
For quite a few people it's by installing Messenger Plus, whose ads for
malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince you that you
owe it to the author. See also:
Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure


Hi Frank;

Thanks for advice and useful URL's.

I conducted a thorough check with respect to viruses, malware and other
Scanned in normal and/or safe mode (where applicable) with CA Anti-Virus,
Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, SuperAntiSpyware, Windows Defender, Ewido
Anti-Spyware, A squared Malware Scanner, David Lipman's MULTI_AV,
RootkitRevealer and HijackThis.

According to the scan results my system appears to be clean.
In RegSeeker v1.52 I found some additional information:

ab(default) D:'ACCUC~15.DLL
ab (default) D:'ACCUC~15.DLL, 101
I just can't find any further information as to whether or not this ActiveX
Control is 'friendly' and how it can be removed safely from the Manage
Add-ons panel.

Hope you can throw some light on this.


Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM

Sorry, but that's getting beyond my abilities.

run HijackThis;
HijackThis - Tutorial & FAQ;

Register here:
Once you have received your registration confirmation, post your HJT
log here: *(for expert analysis)*

Do NOT post the log in this newsgroup.

Please see and before posting to the forum.

HijackThis tutorial:


Thanks again, Frank.

As mentioned previously, I did run a HijackThis scan which was analyzed by
an expert and considered 'clean'.

I will try another n/group and contact some forums.

Kind regards............................Kayman.

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