What is the oaevent.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 oaevent.dll process is also known as Online Armor Component and is a part of Online Armor Security Suite or, as the case may be, Emsisoft Online Armor. This software is produced by Tall Emu (www.tallemu.com.au) or, as the case may be, Emsi Software GmbH (www.emsisoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of oaevent.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Online Armor Component has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Online Armor Component 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)
- oaevent.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module oaevent.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about oaevent.dll Online Armor Component
oaevent.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Oaevent.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\ or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 671,432 bytes (26% of all these files), 633,344 bytes as well as 9 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 oaevent.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It can log which software you are running at any particular time. The oaevent file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It does not supply any version information or other description. Oaevent.dll is capable of record keystrokes, supervise programs as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 48% 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 oaevent.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 oaevent?
Summary: One user judges oaevent.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Online Armor Security Suite or Emsisoft Online Armor
To remove Online Armor Component 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 Online Armor Security Suite or Emsisoft Online Armor in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if oaevent.dll (Online Armor 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 Online Armor Component. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Online Armor 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 oaevent.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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