How to Remove “AdvSplashEx.dll”

What is AdvSplashEx.dll ?

The file named AdvSplashEx.dll is developed by an unknown developer and doesn’t have an authorized corporation behind it. The program is not digitally signed or verified which makes it a potential threat for Windows operating systems. Newer versions of the OS is not affected by the file but Windows XP is considered to receive the maximum threat from this program.

AdvSplashEx.dll is located in C:\Windows\System32. The total file size and its last known version is unknown. It is a non-system process which may run in the background in the taskbar. Disable it and delete it in any system which is running on Windows 7 or above. The program has a threat level of 3 because it doesn’t receive security patches from the official developer.

Affected Platform: Windows XP

How to check if your computer is infected with AdvSplashEx.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 AdvSplashEx.dll malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • AdvSplashEx.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 AdvSplashEx.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 AdvSplashEx.dll malware.

How to remove AdvSplashEx.dll malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing AdvSplashEx.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 AdvSplashEx.dll malware from your computer including all other malwares!