siteadv.dll - Is siteadv.dll trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is siteadv.dll?
Purpose of siteadv.dll:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. siteadv.dll

File type:
Dll program - Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

Purpose of this file:
This SiteAdv.dll file was most likely installed by you in the past, as it would not have been preinstalled software on your computer. The exact disk and folder location is also shown below, so you can verify this file is in the right location and is not virus, adware, or spyware related in any way. Writers of spyware and adware will often use similiar or like names, and then place those files in other locations in an attempt to fool you into thinking it is a good file. This file is part of the site advisor software, and this program is a BHO browser module that runs in your Internet Explorer. If you are deleting or removing files on your computer as a spyware removal protection method, then note that this is not considered to be spyware, adware, or virus related. It is considered safe and does not need to be removed. Visit siteadv.dll for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the siteadv.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6253\SiteAdv.dll is the exact location where this BHO file will be found.


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, siteadv.dll may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. siteadv.dll can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is siteadv.dll spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove siteadv.dll?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    This SiteAdv.dll file was most likely installed by you in the past, as it would not have been preinstalled software on your computer. The exact disk and folder location is also shown below, so you can verify this file is in the right location and is not virus, adware, or spyware related in any way. Writers of spyware and adware will often use similiar or like names, and then place those files in other locations in an attempt to fool you into thinking it is a good file. This file is part of the site advisor software, and this program is a BHO browser module that runs in your Internet Explorer. If you are deleting or removing files on your computer as a spyware removal protection method, then note that this is not considered to be spyware, adware, or virus related. It is considered safe and does not need to be removed. C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6253\SiteAdv.dll is the exact location where this BHO file will be found. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.