Is dsmana~1.dll safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of dsmana~1.dll:









File purpose and description:

This program is a known spyware program, and can alter your browser settings and even force you to a different search engine (even when entering a site like google, this can force you to a different location and display many ads to you). This occurs because the DLL file is actually running in your browser whenever you use Internet Explorer. This file should be removed as it is considered adware or spyware, and can cause very annoying results. The file location is below. (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)
dsmana~1.dll

File type:
This file is a DLL program

File or folder location:
This file will be found on your hard drive at C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSMANA~1.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, dsmana~1.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 dsmana~1.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!