How to remove the sstts virus

Most antivirus programs identify sstts.dll as malware.

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Sstts.dll file information

The file itself provides very little indication as to its creator. However, here are some useful tips about sstts.dll.

Description: Sstts.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sstts.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 268,288 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 267,776 bytes and 7 more variants. 
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 378880D8-30C8-476D-8620-47CF7B6F3D91 or FD6D40A8-6FFD-4A8B-A738-5EAD1C747207 or 9 more variants. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. The sstts.dll file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. sstts.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 93% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify sstts.dll related errors

Important: You should check the sstts.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If sstts.dll has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

MSN trojan, pretends to be you and sends all yout contacts a file of itself claiming its a picture you dont want them to show anyone
  kain   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of sstts.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks sstts.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving sstts issues

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

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