How to Remove “PhotoShare.dll”

What PhotoShare.dll?

The file named PhotoShare.dll is developed by Yahoo Incorporation. The file is used for the software program Yahoo messenger photo sharing. The DLL file is safe to work with because of the security updates rolled out by the original developer. The program is not digitally verified. It has a threat level of 1.

PhotoShare.dll is located in C:\Program Files\yahoo!\messenger\photoshare.dll. The actual size of the program is found to be 668 kilobytes. The latest version of the DLL file found is 11.5.0.0228. The program is a non-system process which if disabled will have no consequences on overall performance or the Windows operating system.

Affected Platform: Windows 7
 

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


If your system is affected by PhotoShare.dll malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:
  • PhotoShare.dll occupies 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\yahoo!\messenger\photoshare.dll, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

You can either choose to remove PhotoShare.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.
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 November 2011 at 5:40 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable bc6039f2a60bd463
b663a015098305a5
ee35eeb9
aaa5120d53e243d7
e17bcfc9d204d825
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 11,5,0,019
2
11,5,0,019
2
Senegal N/A
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 885e00ea1ad716e4
d23b3d55c40b8958
73c7d8a4
798cd6afe9a0e0c0
bd2b32fc795507d7
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 10,0,0,110
2
10,0,0,110
2
Indonesia N/A
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 79e3e30f238e90c8
698e3aa810947f5e
581ad257
b72f0f8d57f8867c
dbe5474fc59b824a
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 11,5,0,022
8
11,5,0,022
8
105.112.106.27/32 N/A
4 Yahoo! Inc. Executable fa2e078978bee3d7
0ca0761c5a079bce
6e21e0e1
56ddbb6f71bb4a49
7b4d13b6775a0855
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 11,5,0,022
8
11,5,0,022
8
Philippines N/A
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52

Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 11:25 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 20f3b9a0793a51d2
4a13487541c92bf7
cc573dea
29b07aa1181a8a46
496ad735bd8809a0
No N/A N/A Vietnam
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 1c4308a33eda963d
3073e3728d53e600
8a8127b7
N/A No 1.1.0.2 1.1.0.2 United Kingdom
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 5498d4d7385c3a30
cbe61ffe8b2b02d5
0eee3a32
9a1636b7be55395a
50e296d042a4e1c5
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United Kingdom
4 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 4a80bd0de8946b5e
76722f022553ee5d
5bc12826
N/A No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Argentina
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