Is alot.dll safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of alot.dll:









File purpose and description:

Alot.dll is a DLL module and it most likely was installed by you at sometime in the past. The exact file location is shown below, always verify the location to make sure it is in the proper folder, as often spyware and virus writers place similiar names elsewhere in an attempt to make you think it is some other file. This file is part of the Emusic toolbar and it runs in your web browser. This runs as a BHO in your web browser, and many have reported that they do not know how this appeared on their browser. Use a BHO remover if you wish to remove this from your browser or look for an uninstall option. If you use this then you can leave it, but if it were on my computer I would remove this as I personally don't like any of these ad displaying toolbar programs. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
alot.dll

File type:
This is a DLL program.

File or folder location:
This file will be found at C:\Program Files\alot\bin\alot.dll


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, alot.dll may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of alot.dll on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!