The adsn.dll file is a software component of Alcohol 120% by Alcohol Soft.
Adsn.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that is part of Alcohol 120%, a CD and DVD authoring tool. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Alcohol 120% is a Windows-based software for writing data onto to optical discs. The program can also be used to mount and emulate disc images in Alcohol's proprietary .mds/.mdf formats. Alcohol 120% is popularly used by software 'crackers' to bypass disc copy protection methods such as SafeDisc, SecuROM, and Data Position Measurement (DPM). Alcohol Soft is an Irish company that develops the Alcohol line of disc burning software. The company was founded in 2002 and is currently based in Belfast, Ireland.
ADSN stands for Alcohol Database Source Name Library
Most antivirus programs classify adsn.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. Trojan.Win32.BHO.hhy (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan:Win32/Boaxxe.B (detected by Microsoft). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Alcohol software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Alcohol and how to get rid of it.
Description: Adsn.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Adsn.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 93,184 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 88,064 bytes or 98,048 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include CFC1C3EC-BBB3-47BE-A0AC-B58DFC832E5F or 8D9FC164-25DE-4015-8E5E-0E03B45C6B52 or 4 more variants. The program has no visible window. Adsn.dll is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The adsn.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows core file. The file is a file with no information about its developer. adsn.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 85% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify adsn.dll related errors
Important: You should check the adsn.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Alcohol has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active adsn process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the adsn.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 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.
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