How to Remove SillyDl.CPE from Your Computer
To completely purge SillyDl.CPE from your computer, you need to delete the files and folders associated with SillyDl.CPE. These files and folders are respectively listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.
For instructions on deleting the SillyDl.CPE files and folders, see the following section How to Delete SillyDl.CPE Files (.exe, .dll, etc.).
How to Delete SillyDl.CPE Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^
The files and folders associated with SillyDl.CPE are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.
To delete the SillyDl.CPE files and folders:
- Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
- Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
- Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
SillyDl.CPE Categorized as:^
A trojan is a program that is disguised as legitimate software but is designed to carry out some harmful actions on the infected computer.
Unlike viruses and worms, trojans don’t replicate but they can be just as destructive.
These days trojans are very common. Trojans are divided into a number different categories based on their function or type of damage.
How Did My PC Get Infected with SillyDl.CPE?^
The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with SillyDl.CPE:
- Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
- You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.
Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware
Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like SillyDl.CPE. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.
Using Peer-to-Peer Software
The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like SillyDl.CPE.
Visiting Questionable Web Sites
When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including SillyDl.CPE, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.
The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with SillyDl.CPE:
PC is working very slowly
SillyDl.CPE can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with SillyDl.CPE.
New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed
SillyDl.CPE can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. SillyDl.CPE may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.
Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC
SillyDl.CPE may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.
E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox
SillyDl.CPE may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.