It’s not a secret that viruses and malware can seriously harm any computer. That’s why users invest in security software and watch out for any suspicious activity. But sometimes viruses mask themselves as legitimate files. That makes them difficult to spot and increases the risk of infection.
What is e1.dll?
E1.dll is a particularly nasty piece of malware. Most of the time it infect the %System% folder, which makes it very difficult to spot and remove. When a computer is infected with e1.dll, the file runs on system startup and interferes with normal system work. In most cases, the e1.dll file is a worm that infects the system registry. The most common worm that uses e1.dll is W32.Stration.AT@mm – a worm that collects email addresses from the infected computer and uses them for mass mailing.
How to remove e1.dll?
Getting rid of the e1.dll worm is tricky, but it’s possible. The first thing you need to check is whether your anti-virus software is up to date and running. If it’s outdated, then try to update it immediately. There shouldn’t be a problem, but if there is, go to Safe Mode and try to update again. Here is how to boot your computer in Safe Mode:
- Reboot your computer
- When your computer is rebooting, start hitting F8 to load boot options
- Use the arrow keys to select “Safe mode with networking” and hit Enter