How to remove the jkhfe.dll malware

Most antivirus programs classify jkhfe.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: such as Trojan.Vundo.B (detected by Symantec), and Trojan:Win32/Vundo.gen!A (detected by Microsoft). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated jkhfe.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 jkhfe.dll and how to get rid of it.

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Jkhfe.dll file information

The jkhfe.dll process does not provide any identification of the producer.

Description: Jkhfe.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Jkhfe.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 38,400 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 272,896 bytes, 292,352 bytes or 290,816 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 854719CE-91D4-434A-87AA-AAF154BC6D56 or 8BDD1271-0BCB-4F91-B687-ED231EE8F391 or 529D5A73-05E1-46BD-B103-8C961ADD4706 or 50779DF0-E5CB-46DC-9827-8EBC8BE0173C or EDE6DF8B-9239-485B-B442-A4981C29DD81. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. Jkhfe.dll is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is able to monitor web browsers. jkhfe.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 93% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify jkhfe.dll related errors

Important: You should check the jkhfe.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If jkhfe.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

Restarts itself if terminated, no company listed, high risk according to S.T.M. - maybe the cause of unwanted popups relating to security software

Summary: Average user rating of jkhfe.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving jkhfe issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active jkhfe process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the jkhfe.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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