How to remove the ole16 virus

Most antivirus programs identify ole16.dll as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as W32.Saburax.A, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SABUREX.A.

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Ole16.dll file information

The process known as Microsoft OLE for Windows stub belongs to software Microsoft® Windows by Microsoft (

Description: Ole16.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ole16.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 17,920 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 has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The ole16.dll file is not a Windows core file. Ole16.dll is able to manipulate other programs. ole16.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify ole16.dll related errors

Important: You should check the ole16.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 ole16.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ole16 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active ole16 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the ole16.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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