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How to remove the dll virus


Most antivirus programs identify dll.exe as malware, for instance Symantec identifies it as Trojan.ADH or WS.Reputation.1, and Kaspersky identifies it as Hoax.Win32.BadJoke.Agent.tv or Trojan.Win32.Jorik.Agent.egd.
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Dll.exe file information

The process appears to belong to software Windows or Sidebar by Microsoft corporation (www.microsoft.com) or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: dll.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 86,344 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 86,336 bytes, 492,333 bytes, 488,749 bytes or 765,952 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/dll.exe.html 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The dll.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The dll.exe file is not a Windows system file. Dll.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous.

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If dll.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 84% dangerous. The file size is 196,608 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 84,484 bytes. There is no description of the program. Dll.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file. Dll.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

If dll.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 164,352 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 438,784 bytes or 135,680 bytes. The dll.exe file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Dll.exe is able to record inputs.

External information from Paul Collins:

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Important: You should check the dll.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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