How to remove the awtqnkhe virus

Most antivirus programs identify awtqnkhe.dll as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_VUNDO.EAC or TROJ_VUNDO.BSX, and Symantec identifies it as Adware.Gen or Trojan.Vundo.

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Awtqnkhe.dll file information

More precise details about what the awtqnkhe.dll process belongs to are not available. This is partly because the author is not identified.

Description: Awtqnkhe.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file awtqnkhe.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 25,088 bytes or 30,208 bytes. 
This is a special .dll file (Dynamic Link Library), which starts automatically when programs are launched. So it can monitor or manipulate all of your program starts. There is no file information. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It monitors program starts. The file is not a Windows system file. awtqnkhe.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous.

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If awtqnkhe.dll is located in the Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 371,200 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. Some people think it is dangerous. There is no detailed description of this service. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The awtqnkhe.dll file is able to record keyboard inputs. The awtqnkhe.dll file is not a Windows core file. awtqnkhe.dll appears to be a compressed file.

Important: You should check the awtqnkhe.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving awtqnkhe issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active awtqnkhe process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the awtqnkhe.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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