How to get rid of the Starware316 VirusSometimes the Starware316 file may cloak a virus, for example TrendMicro found ADW_COMET.AG, as well as BitDefender found Adware.Starware.F. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with Starware316.dll
The Starware316.dll process is also known as Starware.dll and is a part of Starware Screensavers Toolbar or, as the case may be, Starware.dll. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of Starware316.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Starware.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Starware.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)
- Starware316.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Starware316.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Starware316.dll Starware.dll
Starware316.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file Starware316.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 803,328 bytes (57% of all these files), 735,744 bytes or, as the case may be, 793,088 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 45A4902E-4479-4EAE-A186-8D0F7E4C78DE or, as the case may be, 5f90c0e3-4c0a-4d54-a8ac-5afe6163a99e. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The Starware316 file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The Starware316 file is not part of the Windows operating system. Starware316.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 82% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find Starware316.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 Starware316?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Starware Screensavers Toolbar or Starware.dll
To remove Starware.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 Starware Screensavers Toolbar or Starware.dll in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Starware316.dll (Starware.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 Starware.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Starware.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 Starware316.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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