What is afxlspw.dll?

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

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Afxlspw.dll file information

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

Description: Afxlspw.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Afxlspw.dll is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 266,240 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 217,088 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as afxlspw.dll. Therefore, you should check the afxlspw.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 afxlspw issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with afxlspw. 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.

To help you analyze the afxlspw.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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