What is adsoowf.dll?

Adsoowf.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 adsoowf.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Adsoowf.dll file information

The process known as adsoowf belongs to software adsoowf by unknown.

Description: Adsoowf.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file adsoowf.dll is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 278,528 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 270,336 bytes, 339,968 bytes, 299,008 bytes or 217,088 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad). Adsoowf.dll is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as adsoowf.dll, for example Win32:Vapsup-O (detected by Avast), and Trojan.Win32.Vapsup.afr (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the adsoowf.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If adsoowf 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 ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving adsoowf issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active adsoowf process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the adsoowf.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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