What is sqlite3.dll? Should I remove it?

by Jake Doevan - -

Sqlite3.dll – a relatively safe file that sometimes could cause problems

Questions about sqlite3.dll

Sqlite3.dll is a dynamic link library file that is related to the lightweight SQL database engine. This file can be installed and used by various programs that use SQlite. Similarly to .exe files, DLL include instructions for the operating system on how to perform specific tasks on multiple applications. Unlike executable, however, it can not be run directly and is instead initiated by another code already running on the system. 

Name Sqlite3.dll
Type Dynamic Link Library file
Related to SQlite software
Potential dangers Malware infection
Detection and elimination Use anti-malware software
Error fix for Sqlite3.dll  Use Reimage for automatic system repair

Nevertheless, users reported that Sqlite3.dll file can result in multiple system errors, including:

  • Sqlite3.dll Not Found
  • The program can't start because Sqlite3.dll is missing from your computer
  • The procedure entry point sqlite3_wal_checkpoint could not be located in the dynamic link library Sqlite3.dll
  • None of the dynamic libraries can be found: Sqlite3.dll

There are many different reasons for the Sqlite3.dll error to be shown, including Windows Registry problem, buggy software, hardware failure or malware infection. To fix Windows Registry we suggest using Reimage – it can help users to recover from various system errors (the application uses a database of thousands of up-to-date Windows files).

Since the .dll file can be infected or replaced by malware, the possibility of a cyber infection is very real. Therefore, users should also make sure that it is not a computer virus causing issues with the Sqlite3.dll file. Typically, trojan horses can silently infiltrate systems and make certain changes without users' consent.

Unfortunately, many types of malware barely show any symptoms. However, users might encounter the following:

  • Installed software crashing
  • Various stop errors
  • Software errors
  • Random system reboots
  • Unknown processes running in the Task Manager
  • General slowdown on the computer
  • Increased CPU/GPU usage

Since malware that affects the PC can vary, symptoms can too. Additionally, malicious activity on the PC can range from simple ad infection into browsers, to personal file encryption or sensitive data harvesting. Therefore, if you suspect that your machine might be affected by malware, hurry up and scan it using security software to remove Sqlite3.dll virus.

Malware can be infected into machines using various propagation techniques

Generally speaking, not many computer users know much about malware and how it works. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are quick to utilize that and abuse victims trust. Therefore, users should be aware of the main malware distribution methods to avoid dangerous cuber infections. Security experts recommend the following:

  • Beware of spam emails. Phishing email campaigns are often used to spread malware around the globe. Do not open attachments or click on links, no matter how believable they seem. Instead, make sure that the source is legitimate and, if needed, scan links or files using reputable scanning tools like Virus Total;
  • Protect your Remote Desktop Protocol connection. Always use a VPN instead of directly connecting to the internet when using RDP. Brute-force attacks are quite common and used by criminals to inject various malware, including ransomware;
  • Patch your system as soon as updates become available. Security updates prevent hackers from using exploit kits to install malware;
  • Avoid file-sharing, torrent, and other dubious sites. Not only pirated software is illegal, but can result in multiple virus infections;
  • Employ a reputable security program with the Real-time feature.

Get rid of Sqlite3.dll virus using comprehensive anti-malware software

As we already mentioned, malware can disguise itself pretty well inside the system. Additionally, it can also stop certain security-related processes or even prevent users from visiting security websites. Therefore, users should enter Safe Mode with Networking to temporary disable the functionality of Sqlite3.dll virus.

However, be aware that manual Sqlite3.dll virus removal should never be practiced, as it can entirely break your system from operating, in case wrong actions are taken. Please let professional solutions to take care of the dangerous threat.

That being said, Sqlite3.dll-related issues might not be coming from malware at all. In such a case, scan your system using Reimage.

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Jake Doevan
Jake Doevan - Computer technology expert

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