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What is the OverlayIconShlExt1.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 OverlayIconShlExt1.dll process is also known as ASUS Data Security Manager and is a part of ASUS Data Security Manager. This software is produced by ASUS (www.asus.com). An obsolete or defective version of OverlayIconShlExt1.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 OverlayIconShlExt1.dll ASUS Data Security Manager

OverlayIconShlExt1.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. OverlayIconShlExt1.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". The file size is 143,360 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 is no part of Microsoft Windows. It 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. This OverlayIconShlExt1 program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. For this reason, 66% 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 OverlayIconShlExt1.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.

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Part of ASUS Data Security Manager

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How to uninstall ASUS Data Security Manager

To remove ASUS Data Security Manager from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate ASUS Data Security Manager in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if OverlayIconShlExt1.dll (ASUS Data Security Manager) 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 ASUS Data Security Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ASUS Data Security Manager 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 OverlayIconShlExt1.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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