Danger level 3
Type: Browser Plugins


You should not be surprised to find datamngr.dll running on your computer if there are certain browser extensions installed on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. As research shows, the file may be installed onto your computer together with bundled downloads; for example, once you acquire a new toolbar. The dynamic link library component is created as a disk process on your computer and can be found in various locations, most commonly under %PROGRAMFILES%. The file can be linked to a number of different browser extensions. If you want to learn more about the file or you wish to find out how to remove datamngr.dll – continue reading.

Few of the programs which may use datamngr.dll to operate on your computer are iMesh Toolbar, Searchqu, BearShare Mediabar and Bandoo. These browser add-ons are promoted as irreplaceable programs which supposedly allow you to share files, utilize virtual smilies or simply connect to web from one location. Since these applications offer personalized services, there is a possibility that they use HTTP cookies and other implementations to collect some of your private information. Here is an excerpt from the iMesh privacy policy proving this:

iMesh may use cookies or other technologies for several purposes all designed to improve the customer experience.

We may also use session cookies to help us facilitate any promotions or surveys that we provide.

Within the site, we may also use session cookies to keep track of your shopping cart.

If you do not want third party programs to collect your private data or track your browsing habits, you have one solution – software removal. If you delete datamngr.dll only, your computer will be littered with unnecessary components. What is more, it may be difficult to find and remove this particular file if you do not have previous experience. We recommend uninstalling unnecessary toolbars and browser add-ons to get rid of the component. Please follow manual removal instructions provided below. Note that if you suspect the component running alongside malware, you should install automatic malware detection and removal software.

Delete unwanted add-ons from the browsers

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information and click on Reset Firefox.
  3. Confirm by clicking on Reset Firefox again and select Finish.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and click on Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Click on the unwanted browser add-ons (e.g. Search-Results Toolbar) and select Disable.
  4. Go back to the Tools menu (Alt+T) and select Internet Options.
  5. Click on the General tab, navigate to Home Page, overwrite the unwanted selection (e.g. searchnu.com) and click OK.

Google Chrome:

  1. Simultaneously tap Alt+F, go to Tools and select Extensions.
  2. Find the unwanted toolbar (e.g. BearShare New Tabs, BandooIEPlugin) and click on the trash icon.
  3. Now go to the menu on the left and select Settings.
  4. Navigate to On Startup, mark “Open a specific page” and click Set pages.
  5. Select “x” for the unwanted option, add the URL of a new startup page and click OK.
  6. Now move to Appearance, select Show Home button and click Change.
  7. Click “x” on the home page you want to remove and enter an address of a preferred Home Page in the “Open this page” area. Select OK.
  8. Finally go to Search and click on Manage search engines.
  9. Navigate to the preferred search engine, select Make default and click “x” on the unwanted search engine. Click OK.

Delete unwanted programs from the computer

Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs, locate the unwanted program and click Remove.

Windows Vista/7:

  1. Go to Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Click on Uninstall a program (under Programs).
  3. Right-click on the unwanted application and select Uninstall.

Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI start screen and select All apps.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and select Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the unwanted program, right-click on it and select Uninstall.
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