How to remove the RuPass.dll malware

Most antivirus programs classify RuPass.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: such as TrojanClicker:Win32/RuPass (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan Horse (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated RuPass.dll 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 RuPass.dll and how to get rid of it.

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RuPass.dll file information

The process known as RuPass.dll belongs to software RuPass by unknown.

Description: RuPass.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. RuPass.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 81,920 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 73,728 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 954A0637-9147-4b5e-964E-9F20E58FC29D. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The RuPass.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. RuPass.dll is not a Windows system file. RuPass.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.
If you run into problems with RuPass.dll, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ RuPass.

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Important: You should check the RuPass.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 RuPass issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with RuPass. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the RuPass.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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