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How to get rid of the eDSshellExt Virus

Sometimes the eDSshellExt file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.

Other problems with eDSshellExt.dll

The eDSshellExt.dll process is also known as eDSshellExt Module or, as the case may be, Shell Extension Module and is a part of Acer eDataSecurity Management. This software is produced by HiTRUST (hitrustalliance.net). An obsolete or defective version of eDSshellExt.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 eDSshellExt.dll eDSshellExt Module

eDSshellExt.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. EDSshellExt.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 27,136 bytes (90% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 331,776 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. 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 program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The eDSshellExt file is not part of the Windows operating system. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. For this reason, 72% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

Attention: If you find eDSshellExt.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 eDSshellExt?

Acer eDataSecurity Management software (further information...)

Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted eDSshellExt.dll. source: file.net

How to uninstall Acer eDataSecurity Management

eDSshellExt.dll eDSshellExt Module fix

To remove eDSshellExt Module 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 Acer eDataSecurity Management in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if eDSshellExt.dll (eDSshellExt Module) 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 eDSshellExt Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for eDSshellExt Module 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 eDSshellExt.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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