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

Safe 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 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0dff12e5592adc94
d0e38282261769ac
f6355a45
e702f383733a527a
78b96447576001e3
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 8.00.6001.
18702
(longhorn_
ie8_rtm(wm
bla).09030
8-0339)
8.00.6001.
18702
Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

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 311884892073a8ba
d104977b3989488d
7fddc4d3
3b3f666673a08571
c2845f7fa3d9b9e1
No 6.00.2900.
5512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
6.00.2900.
5512
10.224.1.53/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5b599cb976b12d95
891db5dd2e0d41b7
45452147
9378d7b2b44fa5cf
f28e34f6c7ee84cb
No 7.00.6000.
20733
(vista_ldr
.071204-15
00)
7.00.6000.
20733
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable bfd6151439a82337
b037424f0b231561
e63327f7
265015d18f92889e
8267b2db36dd673c
No 7.00.6000.
16512
(vista_gdr
.070625-15
22)
7.00.6000.
16512
Internal Submission
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