How to remove the sapnet virus

Most antivirus programs identify sapnet.dll as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Zlob, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Zlob.gen!L.dll.

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Sapnet.dll file information

The file does not contain any references to the programmer responsible for the process. For that reason, we are unable to identify the software associated with it.

Description: Sapnet.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The sapnet.dll file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 291,328 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 274,432 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad). The sapnet.dll file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify sapnet.dll related errors

Important: You should check the sapnet.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 sapnet.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks sapnet.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving sapnet issues

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