What is the PASShlExt.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 PASShlExt.dll process is also known as PASShlExt.dll and is a part of ParetoLogic Anti-Spyware. This software is produced by ParetoLogic (www.paretologic.com). An obsolete or defective version of PASShlExt.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PASShlExt.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PASShlExt.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)
- PASShlExt.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PASShlExt.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PASShlExt.dll PASShlExt.dll
PASShlExt.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file PASShlExt.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 98,304 bytes.
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. It does not supply any version information or other description. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file can log which software you are running at any particular time. PASShlExt.dll is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 58% 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 PASShlExt.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 PASShlExt?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: One user judges PASShlExt.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted PASShlExt.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall ParetoLogic Anti-Spyware
To remove PASShlExt.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 ParetoLogic Anti-Spyware in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if PASShlExt.dll (PASShlExt.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 PASShlExt.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PASShlExt.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 PASShlExt.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.