Error Fix for ashldres.dll
The module ashldres.dll is a vital component managed by McAfee security programs, like McAfee VirusScan, McAfee Internet Security, McAfee SecurityCenter, and the like. Responsible mainly for malware detection the ashldres.dll module is a virus scan alert user interface resource. It notifies the user if ever there is a malware application present in the running system.
It is installed with the main McAfee antivirus program in various addresses, depending on the McAfee antivirus program that the user purchased. The module ashldres.dll takes up 256,512Kb of hard disk space but varies depending on the latest updated version for the different McAfee security programs. As for this case the version relevant is 18.104.22.168
It uses quite an amount of memory. With 250Kb of memory being utilized as it runs in the background, ashldres.dll is tasked with real time utilization and function to prevent system infection. However there are times when new malware processes are able to bypass screening and there are even malicious processes that can disable the ashldres.dll module.
When this happens the complete functionality of the antivirus program is compromised. Disabling the ashldres.dll module and the other key components of the antivirus program would hinder it from notifying the antivirus engine and advising the user that an infection of the system has occurred.
An example of a malware able to do this is the worm.win32.bagz type. This along with its variants deletes keys in the registry containing string types for several .ini files and .dll files including the module ashldres.dll. When this happens McAfee security programs installed in the system is disabled and prevented from checking it as a threat.
This only happens if the said worm is accessed via a laced document before being scanned first. Ideally the ashldres.dll module will be used well without exceptions in functionally being loaded by its main program executable as long as the version of the McAfee antivirus program is compatible with the Operating System it is installed on.
Recommended fix if you are experiencing ashldres.dll error messages:
DLL (Dynamic Link Library) files contain computer code and resources that can be used by multiple programs at the same time. This uses less system memory and helps your computer system run more efficiently. DLL files give program developers the ability to reuse code to add features to several programs without the need to write new code for each program.
There are many programs that require DLL files to function properly so when one of them is damaged or missing it will cause program crashes and poor system performance.
To fix these problems the user must replace the damaged file with a valid working version. If a working version cannot be found the user may perform a reinstallation of their operating system.
Ashldres.dll is created by:
Known file path:
C:\Program Files\ McAfee\ VSO\ashldres.dll
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