How to remove the silent virus

Most antivirus programs identify silent.dll[1].bak as malware.

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Silent.dll[1].bak file information

The process known as WIA Camera View DLL appears to belong to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: Silent.dll[1].bak is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The silent.dll[1].bak file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 93,184 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 91,648 bytes.[1].bak.html 
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 BD8BA8C9-085E-4AA7-AC64-E13BA0C71269 or 4D11B7A5-2F66-4456-9ABC-4D8FA8E4F7BC or 82C225CC-4638-412D-B0BA-53A11FE6E1E3 or CF20E3C2-98C2-4F5A-8897-6A2BF09457AF or 0906FF75-4063-44C5-AABA-F344A85B6138. The program has no visible window. The silent.dll[1].bak file is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows system file. silent.dll[1].bak appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify silent.dll[1].bak related errors

Important: You should check the silent.dll[1].bak 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 silent issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active silent process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the silent.dll[1].bak 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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