How to remove the avmete.dll malware

Most antivirus programs classify avmete.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example Trojan.Win32.BHO.abo (detected by F-Secure), and Trojan.Win32.BHO.abo (detected by Kaspersky). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated avmete.dll software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about avmete.dll and how to get rid of it.

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Avmete.dll file information

There is relatively little known about this process along the lines of the following technical specificaitons.

Description: Avmete.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Avmete.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 84,992 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 91,136 bytes, 116,480 bytes or 89,856 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include B9E6D79D-7B78-4F01-A928-4112F9399249 or C5F1AF19-153E-4D0D-8DFD-F28924175F59 or 681E5C79-7D6E-46B1-98CE-D840784589CC or 37600979-A50D-48EC-8AF9-A7BCCB48F6EE. The program has no file description. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The file is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. Avmete.dll is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 95% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify avmete.dll related errors

Important: You should check the avmete.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If avmete.dll has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Trojan. No cure yet through Mcaffee, Spybot, or Adaware. Pops up windows error messages which direct you to a shady out-of-the country antivirus website. Also re-directs some google searches. Who knows what else it does/reports/monitors. Also re-directs you whenever you attempt to go to Adaware homepage.
Believe this to be a trojan. Appeared in Security Task Manager after I opened a website and computer started exhibiting malware symptoms. Mcaffee, Spybod, and Adaware do not recognize the problem. Managed to boot to dos and delete the original avmete.dll file, but still seeing signs of malware active on the computer. Looks like I'll need to do a full format to get rid of it. Googled it and found "trojan" entries on some German-Language websites. This malware has been bad news for me. Good luck if you get it and share your experiences, please.

Summary: Average user rating of avmete.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think avmete.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving avmete issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active avmete process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the avmete.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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