How to remove the dsrlte virus

Most antivirus programs identify dsrlte.exe as malware—such as Sophos identifies it as PayByAds (PUA), and Avast identifies it as Win32:PayByAds-A [Adw].

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Dsrlte.exe file information

The process known as dsrlte.exe belongs to software Yahoo! Search by Pay By Ads LTD.

Description: Dsrlte.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The dsrlte.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 660,736 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 533,352 bytes, 644,352 bytes or 535,472 bytes. 
The dsrlte.exe file is digitally signed. Dsrlte.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). Dsrlte.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with dsrlte.exe, you can remove the entire program Yahoo! Search using Windows Control Panel.

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If dsrlte.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 644,816 bytes. The program has no visible window. The dsrlte.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. Dsrlte.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

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


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Best practices for resolving dsrlte issues

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