How to Remove “AdvStPLK.dll”

What is AdvStPLK.dll ?

The file named AdvStPLK.dll is developed by Intel Corporation. The program is used to support Intel Pro Wireless Chipset and is used in almost every computer which uses hardware manufactured by the company. The latest version available is 12.3 and the total size of the program is 21.5 kilobytes.

AdvStPLK.dll is located in C:\Program Files\intel\wifi\bin\langresources\plk\advstplk.dll. The file is usually associated with 64-bit version of the operating system and is considered to have a threat level of 1. Being a hardware reliant program, it is targeted by malware developers but the original developer provides the security patches it need.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with AdvStPLK.dll malware?

If your system is affected by AdvStPLK.dll malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • AdvStPLK.dlloccupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove AdvStPLK.dll malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove AdvStPLK.dll and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

  1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.
  2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:
  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

     3.Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

    4.Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.