How to remove the 14brstub virus

Most antivirus programs identify 14brstub.dll as malware.

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14brstub.dll file information

The process known as VER_DESCRIPTION appears to belong to software Mindspark Interactive Network or VER_PRODUCT_NAME by VER_COMPANY_NAME.

Description: 14brstub.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file 14brstub.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 34,192 bytes (90% of all occurrences) or 63,560 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program is not visible. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. It is able to record keyboard inputs. It is not a Windows core file. 14brstub.dll is a Verisign signed file. 14brstub.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Mindspark Interactive Network (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or ask Customer Support to assist you.

Recommended: Identify 14brstub.dll related errors

Important: You should check the 14brstub.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving 14brstub issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active 14brstub process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the 14brstub.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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