How to remove the e8main1 virus

Most antivirus programs identify e8main1.dll as malware—for instance Microsoft identifies it as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Frethog.C, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-GameThief.Win32.Magania.bzxx or Trojan-GameThief.Win32.Magania.blwu.

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E8main1.dll file information

The process known as e8main1.dll appears to belong to software Norton Commander by unknown.

Description: E8main1.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The e8main1.dll file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 78,848 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 61,592 bytes and 4 more variants. 
This is a special .dll file (Dynamic Link Library), which starts automatically when programs are launched. So it can monitor or manipulate all of your program starts. The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. It monitors program starts. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the e8main1.dll 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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Summary: Average user rating of e8main1.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving e8main1 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active e8main1 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the e8main1.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.

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