How to get rid of the curslib VirusSometimes the curslib file may cloak a virus, e.g. TrendMicro found TROJ_BAMITAL.SMA, as well as Symantec found Hacktool.Rootkit. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with curslib.dll
The curslib.dll process is also known as Microsoft RDO Library or, as the case may be, Windows Socket Layer and is a part of Microsoft RDO Library or, as the case may be, Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of curslib.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Microsoft RDO Library has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Microsoft RDO Library has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- curslib.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module curslib.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about curslib.dll Microsoft RDO Library
curslib.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Curslib.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 32,256 bytes (36% of all these files), 32,768 bytes, 33,280 bytes or, as the case may be, 31,744 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. This file has hidden itself from your anti-virus software. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 100% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find curslib.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about curslib?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Microsoft RDO Library or the program
To remove Microsoft RDO Library from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Microsoft RDO Library or the program in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if curslib.dll (Microsoft RDO Library) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Microsoft RDO Library. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft RDO Library or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or curslib.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.