How to remove the ASC-AntiSpyware IEPlugin module malware

The dddesot.dll file is a software component of Windows Antivirus Pro.
Dddesot.dll is a is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that has been reported as a malicious trojan program designed to infiltrate the computer through a potentially unwanted software (PUP) called Windows Antivirus Pro under the guise of being a legitimate anti-virus software. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. Simply deleting the file may not solve the problem. Scanning and removing it with a trusted anti-virus software is recommended.

dddesot stands for ASC-AntiSpyware IEPlugin module

Most antivirus programs classify dddesot.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. Rogue:Win32/FakeScanti or Trojan:Win32/FakeScanti (detected by Microsoft), and WindowsAntivirusPro or Trojan.FakeAV (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated ASC-AntiSpyware IEPlugin module 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 ASC-AntiSpyware IEPlugin module and how to get rid of it.

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Dddesot.dll file information

The process known as ASC-AntiSpyware IEPlugin module appears to belong to software ASC-AntiSpyware IEPlugin by ASC - AntiSpyware (

Description: Dddesot.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Dddesot.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 827,392 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 487,936 bytes and 6 more variants. 
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 F54AF7DE-6038-4026-8433-CC30E3F17212 or 76DC0B63-1533-4ba9-8BE8-D59EB676FA02 or 77DC0B63-1535-4ba9-8BE8-D59EB676FA02. The program has no visible window. The dddesot.dll file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Dddesot.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify dddesot.dll related errors

Important: You should check the dddesot.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If ASC-AntiSpyware IEPlugin module 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 dddesot issues

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