How to Remove “MSRATING.DLL”

What is MSRATING.DLL?

The file named MSRATING.DLL is developed by Microsoft Corporation. The file is a core addition for the Internet Explorer browser. It is used by the Internet Ratings and Local User Management features. The file is totally secure and has prompt security updates delivered by the original developer. The threat level of the DLL is 0.

MSRATING.DLL is located in C:\Windows\System32\msrating.dll. The total size of the file is 189 kilobytes. The latest version of the file found is 8.00.6001.23786. The DLL program is part of the Windows Vista operating system. Being a system process, it is safe at all points and even if found to be causing issues, should not be removed as it could cause the OS to crash.

Affected Platform: Windows Vista.

How to check if your computer is infected with MSRATING.DLL malware?

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with MSRATING.DLL malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • MSRATING.DLL file is taking more of your CPU memory
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the MSRATING.DLL and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with MSRATING.DLL malware.

How to remove MSRATING.DLL malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing MSRATING.DLL file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove MSRATING.DLL malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 November 2011 at 8:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e55736c4a453f6b
13ddca306adac7f2
acaffa06
e974ffdcdb7f4cc4
26f235751f52ef40
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 6.00.2900.
2781
(xpsp.0510
20-1728)
6.00.2900.
2781
United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 221d2c2ca9d99ae5
434c91ea73bbf44b
9ef66b57
ebfd8ba1d7450f5c
cd218362b4a7a6a6
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No N/A N/A Mexico N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 June 2008 at 5:19 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable cbb7893db44c1aa3
0c7b82d2de820530
44e43b6d
933d29d6ff41b20d
d1a7307d3ea562d3
No 7.00.5730.
13
(longhorn(
wmbla).070
711-1113)
7.00.5730.
13
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 17d562a2ffdcd533
fce2a1af2dc785c5
fdaa6634
551b021fbcb02c18
27be1c4f2427ce4a
No 11.00.9600
.19399
(winblue_l
tsb_escrow
.190614-06
00)
11.00.9600
.19399
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 16bcafd7cf8dcb20
c9200fe2b44f8867
e689a051
44eaa8f186fd3f64
bcd91983781c84be
No 11.00.9600
.19400
(winblue_l
tsb_escrow
.190617-17
30)
11.00.9600
.19400
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 311884892073a8ba
d104977b3989488d
7fddc4d3
3b3f666673a08571
c2845f7fa3d9b9e1
No 6.00.2900.
5512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
6.00.2900.
5512
10.224.1.53/32
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