How to remove the tdssadw virus

Most antivirus programs identify tdssadw.dll as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_AGENT.AJPX or Mal_Renos-3, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanDropper:Win32/Alureon.J.

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Tdssadw.dll file information

The process does not provide any identification of the producer.

Description: Tdssadw.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Tdssadw.dll is located in a not identifiable folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 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. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. File is hidden. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify tdssadw.dll related errors

Important: You should check the tdssadw.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

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

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Best practices for resolving tdssadw issues

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