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What is the dlashx_w.dll component needed for?

Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.

The dlashx_w.dll process is also known as Drive Letter Access Component or, as the case may be, Roxio DLA and is a part of Sonic DLA or, as the case may be, Roxio DLA. This software is produced by Sonic Solutions (www.sonic.com) or, as the case may be, Roxio (www.roxio.com). An obsolete or defective version of dlashx_w.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about dlashx_w.dll Drive Letter Access Component

dlashx_w.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file dlashx_w.dll is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 110,652 bytes (97% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 114,748 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 65% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves dlashx_w.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about dlashx_w?

roxio is the cd/dvd burner, not sure why there is a browser helper object there?
If you have this file, probably you can go to your menu in IE, Tools - Manage Addons, and find a plugin called DriveLetterAccess. In my case, I need this file to get the VPN access to work in IE. I'm looking for a solution to get it to work in Firefox also.. anyone had any luck?
seems to be related to roxio software
I know I need it to make Visio work with a MS Sharepoint application...
John Holmes
Looks to be something for windows xp, dont know what it is

Summary: 12 users judge dlashx_w.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted dlashx_w.dll. source: file.net

How to uninstall Sonic DLA or Roxio DLA

dlashx_w.dll Drive Letter Access Component fix

To remove Drive Letter Access Component from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Sonic DLA or Roxio DLA in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if dlashx_w.dll (Drive Letter Access Component) 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 Drive Letter Access Component. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Drive Letter Access Component 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 dlashx_w.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.

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