How To Deal With Missing Sshnas21.dll Error

What is Sshnas21.dll?

The sshnas21.dll file contains harmful functions and dangerous codes used by malware applications and programs to carry out threats or invade systems.  The file itself acts like a virus and cannot be accessed by any program that tries to delete it or quarantine it. The dll file has the capability to remove all dlls used by Windows.  The threat level of this particular dll file is extremely high, and users are required to take immediate steps to get rid of this infection as early as possible.

The sshnas21.dll file is a component of the file Trojan FakeAlert. It is known to display errors about missing dlls. The errors are actually fake alerts that ask users to download a specific player to view a movie online or to download an Adobe Flash Player update.

The file name of the Trojan related to this dll file is Flash-HQ-plug-in. Once the Trojan gets installed on the system, it starts downloading its components, such as c.exe, msa.exe, and sshnas21.dll. Once the Trojan has completed downloading all its components, it configures itself to automatically start during the boot up process.

The Trojan is known to display fraudulent security alerts through several popup messages that become a nuisance for the user. The Trojan is also known to disable access to the Registry Editor and Windows Task Manager, and even hijacks Internet explorer.

The Trojan gets installed on your system with rogue anti spyware applications.

Besides Trojan FakeAlert, the dll file named sshnas21 is also related to another malware known as “Vundo” (Virtumondo). The dll file related to this virus is found in C:\WINDOWS\system32\sshnas21.dll.vir. There are different versions of the dll file.

Common Errors and System Problems Related to Sshnas21.dll:

Some of the common errors users may get when their systems are infected with the Trojan FakeAlert are:

  • Sshnas21.dll Not Found
  • Error loading C:\Windows\system32\sshnas21.dll. The specified module could not be found.
  • This application has failed to start because Sshnas21.dll was not found. Reinstalling the <application name>  can resolve the problem

Note: <application name> refers to the name of the application that is related with the error.

Since the dll file is known to have a malicious code, it can cause considerable harm to your system, which also includes:

  • Stealing confidential data such as usernames, passwords, bank account information, credit card information, and other personal information.
  • Disruption of normal functioning of your system, causing frequent crashes or resulting in complete failure of your system
  • Directing your browser to malicious sites
  • Slowing down your system
  • Hijacking your system and using it for sending spam, viruses, and Trojans to other users

How to Fix the Error

You can find many free utilities online that are specially designed to remove Trojan FakeAlert and its different components.   All you need to do is to download the utility from a trusted website and install it. Run the application to eliminate the infection.

You are advised to update the virus definitions of your antivirus tool to prevent this infection.  You are also advised to download and install all updates provided by Microsoft for the operating system. The updates are specifically provided to plug-in the loopholes that are exploited by malware and spyware programs.