(Solved!) Here is how to remove "NPIETAB2.DLL" virus COMPLETELY: Simple "NPIETAB2.DLL" Removal Guide

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NPIETAB2.DLL is a pretty popular virus.
You can get it on your computer while downloading it bundled with some free software.
Sadly, most free downloads do not disclose that other programs will be installed, so you are more likely to get NPIETAB2.DLL on your PC without your own knowledge.

After being downloaded, NPIETAB2.DLL hijacks your browser and changes search settings.
NPIETAB2.DLL also causes an appearance of popup ads and browser redirecting.

NPIETAB2.DLL is very annoying and hard to get rid of.

You have 2 ways to remove NPIETAB2.DLL:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

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Here’s how to remove NPIETAB2.DLL virus automatically:

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How to remove NPIETAB2.DLL manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.


You can see NPIETAB2.DLL at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

check installed programs to uninstall

STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to NPIETAB2.DLL in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove NPIETAB2.DLL virus from running processes

Remove NPIETAB2.DLL virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove NPIETAB2.DLL virus from Windows services

Remove NPIETAB2.DLL virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains NPIETAB2.DLL in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove NPIETAB2.DLL from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to NPIETAB2.DLL. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from NPIETAB2.DLL virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove NPIETAB2.DLL virus from Windows registry

Remove NPIETAB2.DLL virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains NPIETAB2.DLL.

STEP 7: Remove NPIETAB2.DLL from Google Chrome.
Remove NPIETAB2.DLL Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove NPIETAB2.DLL from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove NPIETAB2.DLL from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.

Related Files:

File Information NPIETAB2.DLL:

Virustotal = 2/64
MD5 = 9ADCE241FF53368A80A842320E8C268D
File Size: 674304
OriginalFilename: iecore.dll
FileDescription: IE Core Plug-in for Chrome
CompanyName: zhucai
FileVersion: 1, 0, 0, 1
LegalCopyright: Copyright (C) 2012 Zhucai

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