What is sshnas.dll?

Sshnas.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. You can fix your sshnas.dll problem by downloading the correct sshnas.dll file. The following information can help you determine if sshnas.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Sshnas.dll file information

The SSHNAS (SSHNAS) process does not have any vendor information.

Description: Sshnas.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file sshnas.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 233,984 bytes (9% of all occurrences), 240,128 bytes and 31 more variants. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no information about the author of the file. Sshnas.dll is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name sshnas.dll, for example Gen:Trojan.Heur.Renos.pq4@b0yTu7j or Trojan.FakeAlert.BTD (detected by BitDefender), and or Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.ajrf (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the sshnas.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

trojan dropper downloader
located in c:Windows\system32
  Daniel Dickson  
sshnas.dll or sshnas21.dll is a component of trojan FakeAlert. Trojan name is flash-HQ-plugin.

Summary: Average user rating of sshnas.dll: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think sshnas.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving sshnas issues

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