6to4ex.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if 6to4ex.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.
The process Windows Device Helper (version (6to4)) or Protected Network Provider (version (6to4)) or Microsoft Security Services Management (version (6to4)) or Windows Team State (version (6to4)) or MicroSoft Snapshot Access (version (6to4)) or Windows Snapshot Access (version (6to4)) or Windows Protected Network (version (6to4)) or Virtual Snapshot Services (version (6to4))
has no valid information about its manufacturer.
Description: 6to4ex.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. 6to4ex.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 73,748 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 73,728 bytes, 337,948 bytes or 25,088 bytes.
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. 6to4ex.dll is not a Windows system file. 6to4ex.dll is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. 6to4ex.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as 6to4ex.dll, for example Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.F!dll or Trojan:Win32/Bumat!rts (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.bvlc or Trojan-Spy.Win32.Agent.bapn (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the 6to4ex.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with 6to4ex. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the 6to4ex.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.