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What is the prloader.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 prloader.dll process is also known as instrumental/legacy Loader and is a part of Kaspersky Internet Security (Version 2013) or, as the case may be, Kaspersky Anti-Virus. This software is produced by Kaspersky Lab ZAO (www.kaspersky.com). An obsolete or defective version of prloader.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 prloader.dll instrumental/legacy Loader

prloader.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Prloader.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 354,496 bytes (50% of all these files), 340,672 bytes, 356,792 bytes or, as the case may be, 369,344 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 prloader file is not part of the Windows operating system. 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. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. For this reason, 50% 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 prloader.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 prloader?

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 Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Anti-Virus

To remove instrumental/legacy Loader 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 Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Anti-Virus in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if prloader.dll (instrumental/legacy Loader) 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 instrumental/legacy Loader. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for instrumental/legacy Loader 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 prloader.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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