How to remove the ATPartners virus
Most antivirus programs identify ATPartners.dll as malware, for instance Microsoft identifies it as BrowserModifier:Win32/Favoriteman, and Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.F1Organizer.c.
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ATPartners.dll file information
The process known as Exclusive offers from Addictive Technologies & Partners appears to be part of software ATP or AlbinoBlackSheep Media Plug-in by Addictive Technologies.
Description: ATPartners.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 96,256 bytes (94% of all occurrences) or 54,784 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is 00000EF1-0786-4633-87C6-1AA7A44296DA. File ATPartners.dll is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. ATPartners.dll is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If there are any problems with ATPartners.dll, you may also remove the entire program ATP or AlbinoBlackSheep Media Plug-in using Windows Control Panel.
Recommended: Identify ATPartners.dll related errors
External information from Tony Klein:
- This spyware BHO (ATPartners.dll, ATPART~*.dll, n3tpa1p.dll, Calsdr.dll, Gr0*.dll (* = digit), td1.dll, random file names) is related to FavoriteMan
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ATPartners.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ATPartners.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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