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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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 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.
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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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with tdssadw. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the tdssadw.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.