How to get rid of the Down(0)ow VirusSometimes the Down(0)ow file may cloak a virus, for example Sophos found Mal/Gampass-A, as well as Symantec found Infostealer.Gampass. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with Down(0)ow.dll
The Down(0)ow.dll process is also known as Down(0)ow.dll and is a part of Down(0)ow.dll. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of Down(0)ow.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Downow.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Downow.dll 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)
- Down(0)ow.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Down(0)ow.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Down(0)ow.dll Downow.dll
Down(0)ow.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Down(0)ow.dll is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 162,048 bytes (31% of all these files), 17,120 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
This special DLL file automatically starts as soon as you start a program. DLL stands for dynamic link library. It contains additional functions that may be called upon from time to time. The DLL could be used to analyze when you execute a given program. This file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This Down(0)ow.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The Down(0)ow file is not part of the Windows operating system. The Down(0)ow file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The file can log which software you are running at any particular time. Down(0)ow.dll appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 95% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find Down(0)ow.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 Down(0)ow?
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 Downow.dll
To remove Downow.dll 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 Downow.dll in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Down(0)ow.dll (Downow.dll) 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 Downow.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Downow.dll 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 Down(0)ow.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.