How to remove the w3sskbda virus

Most antivirus programs identify w3sskbda.dll as malware.

The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you have additional information about this file, please leave a comment or a suggestion for other users.

Click to Run a Free Virus Scan for the w3sskbda.dll malware

W3sskbda.dll file information

The process itself does not contain any references to its author. However, a few interesting pieces of information are available from other sources.

Description: W3sskbda.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. W3sskbda.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 28,672 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 file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify w3sskbda.dll related errors

Important: You should check the w3sskbda.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

This is malware

Summary: Average user rating of w3sskbda.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks w3sskbda.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about w3sskbda.dll:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving w3sskbda issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active w3sskbda process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the w3sskbda.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.

Other processes

w3sskbda.dll [all]