What is Gzmrt.dll?

Gzmrt.dll is a backdoor Trojan and should be removed immediately from your computer.

Trojans are a form of malware that poses varying levels of security risk. Users are usually not aware of their presence as they are masked as legitimate programs or applications. A Trojan may allow other malware to further infiltrate the system and increase the risk to the user.

What error message is displayed?

An error message like the one below indicates the presence of a Trojan or the remnants of one after being cleaned by the user?s antivirus program:

Error Loading c:/WINDOWS/system32/gzmrt.dll" The specified module could not be found.

This is because your antivirus software detected and removed the malware but was not able to remove references to the loader.

How is gzmrt.dll removed?

There are a few ways to remove this from your machine. Here are some suggested ways to fix gzmrt.dll problems.

Method 1

  1. Download the Autoruns executable file from Microsoft .
  2. Locate and remove the gzmrt.dll entry from the Startup list.
  3. Clean up your cache.
  4. Click Start and then go to Control Panel.
  5. Double click Network and Internet Connections.
  6. Now double click Internet Options.
  7. Go to the General tab under Windows IE Properties.
  8. Clear History, Internet Files and Cookies.
  9. Go to the Advanced tab.
  10. Under the Browsing Option, uncheck Enable Third-Party browser extensions (Req Rest).
  11. Click on Programs tab and click Manage Add-Ons and Disable all non Verified Add-Ons.
  12. Re-enable these one by one to find the culprit and either update or remove the offending add-on.
  13. Manage your Add-ons.
  14. Scan for malware using recommended and trusted anti-spyware programs.
  15. Run Rootkit Revealer.
  16. Run a virus scan with a reliable antivirus program.
    You can also run online scans (be sure to disable your current antivirus before doing so) on various security websites like ESET, Symantec, Kaspersky to check if there is any trace that has been missed.
  17. Run disk cleanup on your drive.

Method 2

  1. Download high performance antivirus and anti-spyware programs and do a full scan in Safe Mode.
  2. Delete any suspicious entries that these programs may find.Warning: Make sure that the entry being reported is not a critical component of the operating system or of any legitimate application that you may have installed on your computer. Some antivirus and anti-spyware programs, especially those that have not been updated, may flag some valid applications as threats.

Method 3

  1. If the threat has been removed but the references to the loader are still present, run msconfig and remove the applicable entries from Startup.
  2. Clean out the temporary folders.
  3. Run a registry cleaner to sweep up the remnants.

Method 4

  1. Go to Start and the proceed to Run.
  2. Enter regedit.
  3. Press Ctrl+F simultaneously and locate gzmrt.dll.
  4. Delete all entries associated with the file.

Method 5

  1. Go to Start and then to Run.
  2. Enter cmd.
  3. Enter regsvr32 /u gzmrt.dll.
  4. Search for gzmrt.dll and delete this and all associated files.