How to remove the awtqo virus

Most antivirus programs identify awtqo.dll as malware.

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Awtqo.dll file information

The process does not have any vendor information.

Description: Awtqo.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Awtqo.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 334,336 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 267,776 bytes, 331,264 bytes, 280,064 bytes or 292,352 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 38ACE7D8-27FE-497B-AC5E-581D6C422CD2 or 4C902ABC-A179-41CB-8DD7-05B1712B60E4 or 7 more variants. The process has no file description. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. The awtqo.dll file is not a Windows core file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Awtqo.dll is able to monitor web browsers. Therefore the technical security rating is 93% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify awtqo.dll related errors

Important: You should check the awtqo.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If awtqo.dll 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.


User Comments

it is recurring adware. It has various entries in the registry and has a run command each time windows starts. Further, if the file is deleted, it reappears straight away.
  blashyrk   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of awtqo.dll: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger. One user thinks awtqo.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving awtqo issues

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