Most antivirus programs identify krios.dll as malware—such as McAfee identifies it as Artemis!CCE868DFBB37, and Sophos identifies it as Generic PUA LD.
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Description: Krios.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The krios.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 288,136 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 288,648 bytes or 288,120 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 application has no file description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The krios.dll file is digitally signed. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. Krios.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous.
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Important: You should check the krios.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If krios.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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active krios process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the krios.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.