What is PLFSet.dll?

PLFSet.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if PLFSet.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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PLFSet.dll file information

The process known as The utilities for device installation belongs to software InstallUtil by unknown.

Description: PLFSet.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PLFSet.dll is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 45,056 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The PLFSet.dll file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as PLFSet.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the PLFSet.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

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Summary: Average user rating of PLFSet.dll: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks PLFSet.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks PLFSet.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving PLFSet issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PLFSet. 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.

To help you analyze the PLFSet.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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