How to remove the vtstq virus

Most antivirus programs identify vtstq.dll as malware.

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Vtstq.dll file information

The process vtstq.dll has no identifications of its developer.

Description: Vtstq.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Vtstq.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 331,264 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 300,544 bytes, 328,704 bytes or 298,496 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 2A887257-71A6-48EF-BB5F-AE55577F2089 or CBCD0F97-9D98-4635-A450-409564A36D57 or 9 more variants. The process has no file description. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The vtstq.dll file is not a Windows system file. The vtstq.dll file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is able to monitor web browsers. vtstq.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 vtstq.dll related errors

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

This file becomes active when you start your explorer and begins a chain of ads that start after your first couple of web sites. It then overrides your browser and continues to change your web address. after this process is complete it will begin the whole process over every time you start your explorer

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

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Best practices for resolving vtstq issues

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