How to remove the TaobaoProtectSE virus

Most antivirus programs identify TaobaoProtectSE.dll as malware.

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TaobaoProtectSE.dll file information

Here is some of what is known about the process. Up to now, our technical analysts have not been able to relate it to any particular software.

Description: TaobaoProtectSE.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. TaobaoProtectSE.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 582,624 bytes (75% of all occurrences), 568,288 bytes or 186,664 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. The program has no visible window. TaobaoProtectSE.dll is a Verisign signed file. TaobaoProtectSE.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. TaobaoProtectSE.dll is able to record keyboard inputs. The file is not a Windows core file. TaobaoProtectSE.dll is able to monitor applications, record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous.

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If TaobaoProtectSE.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 188,200 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The service has no detailed description. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The file is not a Windows system file. TaobaoProtectSE.dll is able to monitor applications. TaobaoProtectSE.dll appears to be a compressed file.

Important: You should check the TaobaoProtectSE.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 TaobaoProtectSE issues

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