What is scdetour.dll?

Scdetour.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if scdetour.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Scdetour.dll file information

The process known as SurfCanister Interceptor Module belongs to software Quick Heal AntiVirus or Quick Heal Total Security by Quick Heal Technologies (P) (

Description: Scdetour.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The scdetour.dll file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 326,048 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 283,104 bytes, 283,552 bytes or 331,888 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. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). The file is a Verisign signed file. Scdetour.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with scdetour.dll, you may want to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Quick Heal AntiVirus or Quick Heal Total Security)
  2) search the support area on the Quickheal website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as scdetour.dll. Therefore, you should check the scdetour.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 scdetour issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with scdetour. 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.

To help you analyze the scdetour.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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