How to remove the asgp32 malware

The asgp32.dll file is a software component of Trojan SpyDownloader.
Asgp32.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that is created by Trojan Spydownloader.F, (also called AdWare.Win32.CashDeluxe.b), a malicious computer program that downloads and installs malware. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed immediately upon discovery. Trojan SpyDownloader.F advertises through fake system alerts. It edits the registry and downloads various fake files, which it can then report as spyware and adware, to trick users into buying spyware and adware removal software. The program displays notification messages such as, 'This notice is brought to you by Windows Security Center.'

ASGp32 stands for Advanced System Graphics (32-bit)

Some anti-malware programs classify asgp32.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example Trojan:Win32/Trafog!rts (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan-Spy.Win32.Small.bzr (detected by Kaspersky). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated asgp32 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 asgp32 and how to get rid of it.

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Asgp32.dll file information

The process known as asgp32 appears to belong to software Win32 Application by Laguna Media (

Description: Asgp32.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The asgp32.dll file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 18,432 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 20,992 bytes and 4 more variants. 
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 D8C60617-F121-4F41-984D-E841C057E55D or AB268D16-3B58-482F-91EB-8D305534302F or 6 more variants. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The asgp32.dll file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The asgp32.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. asgp32.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify asgp32.dll related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name asgp32.dll, for example Trojan:Win32/Trafog!rts (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan-Spy.Win32.Small.bzr (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the asgp32.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If asgp32 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 asgp32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active asgp32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the asgp32.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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