Most antivirus programs identify CnsMin.dll as malware—e.g. McAfee identifies it as Artemis!86CF38F36894, and Sophos identifies it as 3721.
The CnsMin.dll file is a software component of JWord by Jword.
CnsMin.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to CnsMin, a browser addon for the Japanese version of Internet Explorer. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. CnsMin is often reported as a malicious program by various anti-virus and anti-spyware clients. The program is distributed through JWord, a search engine program that uses the CnsMin file as a core DLL file to support plugins. The developer has denied allegations of CnsMin being a spyware program. JWord Co. is a Japanese software developer that is a part of GMO Internet, Inc. (Jiemu Oh Internet), a large Japanese telecommunications company headquartered in Tokyo. GMO Internet develops solutions in Internet infrastructure, Internet advertising, media and security. The company was founded in 1991.
CNSMin stands for Inter China Network Software Yahoo! Assistant (Shienuesu Min)
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Description: CnsMin.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CnsMin.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 151,552 bytes (84% of all occurrences), 237,568 bytes or 182,104 bytes.
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The CnsMin.dll file is not a Windows system file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). CnsMin.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify CnsMin.dll related errors
Important: You should check the CnsMin.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If CnsHelper 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active CnsMin process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the CnsMin.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.