How to remove the msdll virus

Most antivirus programs identify msdll.exe as malware.

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Msdll.exe file information

The process does provide any valid information about its producer.

Description: Msdll.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file msdll.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 154,112 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The file is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\RunOnce). The program has a visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify msdll.exe related errors

Important: You should check the msdll.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.


User Comments

msdll: Runs as a service, keeps the internet line busy, slowing internet use to a crawl.
blocks inernet access, has to be closed through task manager
  vikram anand  

Summary: Average user rating of msdll.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. One user suspects danger. 3 users think msdll.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving msdll issues

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