What Is a2srchas.dll? Malware, Virus Or Safe?

File name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. a2srchas.dll

File type:

Dll program – Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

What is it?

A2SRCHAS.DLL is a file that most likely was installed by you at some point, this would not have arrived preinstalled on your computer. Be sure to verify the exact hard drive location shown below. This file will run as a BHO in your browser everytime you browse the internet. Normally this is also found with one or more other Taskbar files on your computer, if you did not install this intentionally on your computer then I recommend removing this as soon as possible or disabling your browser BHOs. This has been reported as spyware or adware by many, this goes by the name “Ask Bar” or search assistant, and may lead to advertisements or popups. Visit a2srchas.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 a2srchas.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?

This program is currently located at C:\Program Files\AskSBar\SrchAstt\1.bin\A2SRCHAS.DLL

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 viruses, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see similar 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 similar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, a2srchas.dll may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similar to a system file. Make sure to always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. a2srchas.dll can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names that companies choose.

Is a2srchas.dll spyware?


Is this considered adware or popup related?

Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.

Is this considered a virus or trojan?


Would you recommend that I remove a2srchas.dll?

Yes, we would remove a2srchas.dll if it was on our PC. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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