How to remove the WIA Camera View DLL malware

Most antivirus programs classify cnetcf.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for instance Trojan:Win32/Boaxxe.B (detected by Microsoft), and Rootkit.Win32.Podnuha.rq or Trojan.Win32.BHO.gsm (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 WIA Camera View DLL 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 WIA Camera View DLL and how to get rid of it.

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Cnetcf.dll file information

The process known as WIA Camera View DLL appears to belong to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: Cnetcf.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The cnetcf.dll file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 98,048 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 93,184 bytes or 110,592 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 EA845911-6C71-47EC-8692-496818E70C86 or 47D62C0F-0F86-4398-B753-FE3304102E22 or 13A71DE6-9BFF-422B-8377-6D942D9593E8 or C2121D52-613A-4EBB-AB71-4ADE0EF9F2DB or DCFAC8F8-7AD1-40AF-B44F-3F9BFD42BEDC. The program is not visible. The cnetcf.dll file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. Therefore the technical security rating is 88% dangerous.

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If cnetcf.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 92% dangerous. The file size is 88,064 bytes. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Cnetcf.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. cnetcf.dll appears to be a compressed file.

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


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Best practices for resolving cnetcf issues

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