How to remove the shmswnrc virus

Most antivirus programs identify shmswnrc.dll as malware.

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Shmswnrc.dll file information

The process known as SHMSWNRC.DLL appears to belong to software unknown by System Software.

Description: Shmswnrc.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Shmswnrc.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 77,824 bytes. 
This is a special .dll file (Dynamic Link Library), which starts automatically when programs are launched. So it can monitor or manipulate all of your program starts. The shmswnrc.dll file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. It monitors program starts. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. There is no detailed description of this service. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify shmswnrc.dll related errors

Important: You should check the shmswnrc.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.


User Comments

Probably indicates that Spector 2.1 spyware is installd
This is Spector 2.1 an older version but still spyware.

Summary: Average user rating of shmswnrc.dll: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think shmswnrc.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving shmswnrc issues

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

Other processes

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