Most antivirus programs identify CnsMin.dll as malware—e.g. McAfee identifies it as Artemis!86CF38F36894, and Sophos identifies it as 3721.
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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 (30% of all occurrences), 274,432 bytes and 14 more variants.
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, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: You should check the CnsMin.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If 3721 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.