What is Protecthost.dll?
Protecthost.dll is a file that might belong to an undesirable program, e.g. a browser hijacker, a potentially unwanted program, or another malicious application. The size of the file is usually about 1.4 bytes, and specialists say that it is usually placed in the directory %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Protect. If you can find it there, there is no doubt that your computer is infected with malicious software. According to some specialists, this file might even belong to the Trojan.Sysn, so you need to do something fast to protect your system from harm or the avalanche of other computer infections. To remove Protecthost.dll from your computer, you need to find and eliminate the malicious program from your computer. Unfortunately, it will not be easy to uninstall Protecthost.dll because it is impossible to erase malware easily either. Therefore, we suggest reading the article. We will provide useful tips here.
How does Protecthost.dll work?
The presence of Protecthost.dll means that you will notice a bouquet of different unwanted symptoms. For example, many users say that they have noticed that their computers run slower than usual, for example, it takes more time to open programs. The speed of the Internet connection often decreases too or users simply notice that they cannot connect to the Internet because there is something wrong with the settings of the Internet connection. Other people also complain that they start seeing advertisements or their browsers’ settings are changed. If you have noticed that too, it means that you have allowed a browser hijacker or an ad-supported program to enter the computer. Unfortunately, the majority of users who detect Protecthost.dll have the Trojan infection on their PCs, so they experience unexpected crashes, freezes, and shut downs. Trojans might also steal personal information very quickly, so you should find out why you see Protecthost.dll on your computer as soon as possible and then delete the malware program you detect. This is the only way to delete Protecthost.dll too.
How did Protecthost.dll enter my computer?
As we have already mentioned, you can detect Protecthost.dll on your computer because you have a malicious application installed. These threats usually enter systems without permission, so it is not surprising that you have not noticed how malware has sneaked onto your computer too. It might be quite hard to prevent malware from sneaking onto the computer, so security experts suggest installing the security tool if you want to feel safe all the time.
How can I remove Protecthost.dll from my computer?
Protecthost.dll is a part of a malicious application that is installed on your computer. Therefore, the only way to delete Protecthost.dll is to find that malware and get rid of it. Believe us; it is quite hard to eliminate malware, so, as a consequence, it will not be easy to implement the Protecthost.dll removal too. Therefore, we suggest scanning the computer with an automatic malware remover. It is, of course, possible to erase it manually; however, it is quicker and faster to complete the automatic Protecthost.dll removal.
Unregister and Remove Unwanted DLL files manually.
1. To find the unwanted DLL file just open the command prompt window. Click “Start” menu > select “Run” > type in “cmd” > click “OK”.
2.Locate the exact unwanted DLL file path . Type in “cd” to change the directory and then press the “space” button. Enter the exact path (folder location) to the unwanted DLL file and press “enter”.
3.While in the directory for the unwanted DLL file, type in “regsvr32 /u [name_of_DLL]” and press “enter” [as shown in Figure 2].
A message should appear after successfully unregistering the unwanted DLL file.
If you experience issues after attempting manual removal of an unwanted DLL file, then you may download SpyHunter’s spyware scanner to automatically detect the infected file.
* WiperSoft scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. More info on WiperSoft. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of WiperSoft. If you wish to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.