How to remove the NewSSaever malware

Some anti-malware programs classify l.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec), and MultiPlug (detected by Sophos). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated NewSSaever 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 NewSSaever and how to get rid of it.

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L.dll file information

The process belongs to software NewSSaever by unknown.

Description: L.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The l.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 426,496 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 371,712 bytes. 
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 8BB38BE9-D917-4CD0-858F-684568BD8A2B or 94294377-9499-42D0-8ABE-3FE7C52C9D52 or 14F3E73E-996E-597C-EF63-1768C9CBE5C2 or 68DD915A-B82F-57A8-EBE1-B4A3392BA4F7 or E7A6C0B4-88D0-D17C-1E77-25E5C3940695. The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. The l.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The l.dll file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with l.dll, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of NewSSaever (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify l.dll related errors

If l.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 92% dangerous. The file size is 19,116 bytes. There is no description of the program. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. L.dll is not a Windows system file. L.dll is able to monitor applications. l.dll appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name l.dll, for example WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec), and MultiPlug (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the l.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If NewSSaever 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.


User Comments

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

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Best practices for resolving l issues

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