What is atrc.dll?
atrc.dll is a legitimate executable file developed by RealNetworks, Inc. This process is known as RealNetworks Sony ATRAC3 Audio Codec and it belongs to the RealPlayer 10 software. It is commonly stored in c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\rplsp\Rpl\Codecs\'. Cyber criminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of atrc.dll to spread malware infection.
Affected Platform: Windows OS
How to detect whether your system is affected by atrc.dll ?
Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:
- Problem during computer startup.
- Problem during program startup.
- Errors while running specific functions.
- Damaged and missing link files.
- Conflict in the process.
- Missing or corrupted driver files.
- Invalid Windows registry.
- Hardware malfunction.
To further establish the infection of malware, 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 atrc.dll file and open its location.
If the file is located outside c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\rplsp\Rpl\Codecs\', then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.
How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from atrc.dll malware?
Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the atrc.dll malware from your system.
Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.
Step 2: Check the option “Do not detect new networks again” when the Comodo Internet Security firewall activates.
Step 3: After the process of network detection is finished, click “Close” button.
Step 4: Restart your PC.
Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.
Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.
Step 7: If the system is infected with atrc.dll malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove atrc.dll malware from your computer including all other malwares!
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