How to remove the flashd virus

Most antivirus programs identify flashd.dll as malware—for example Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.avwh, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_TDSS.RM.

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Flashd.dll file information

The file does not contain any references to the programmer responsible for the flashd.dll process. For that reason, we are unable to identify the software associated with it.

Description: Flashd.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Flashd.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 45,056 bytes. 
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. There is no information about the author of the file. The flashd.dll file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It monitors program starts. The file is not a Windows core file. Flashd.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. flashd.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the flashd.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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Best practices for resolving flashd issues

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