How to remove the Network router malware

Most antivirus programs classify svchstb.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. TROJ_DLOADR.OL or TSPY_AMBLER.Z (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan-Downloader.Win32.BHO.abf or Trojan-Downloader.Win32.BHO.abr (detected by Kaspersky). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Network router software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Network router and how to get rid of it.

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Svchstb.dll file information

The process known as Network router appears to belong to software Network drv by Algambra.

Description: Svchstb.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Svchstb.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,664 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 48,640 bytes. 
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 ABADC07C-9990-405a-AA24-2C209B50AE79. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Svchstb.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. svchstb.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify svchstb.dll related errors

Important: You should check the svchstb.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Network router 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

on the internet it is listed as a malicious trojan horse, I put it in quarantine and my computer runs much faster

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

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Best practices for resolving svchstb issues

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