How to remove the lmf32v virus

Most antivirus programs identify lmf32v.dll as malware.

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Lmf32v.dll file information

The process appears to belong to software HyperLinker or Hyperlinker by unknown.

Description: Lmf32v.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Lmf32v.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 151,552 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 155,648 bytes or 200,704 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 6A6E50DC-BFA8-4B40-AB1B-159E03E829FD or 85A77577-A8CA-41b7-AA1E-DDAD4C0B12B1. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to remove the entire program HyperLinker using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify lmf32v.dll related errors

External information from Tony Klein:

Important: You should check the lmf32v.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If HyperLinker 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.


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Best practices for resolving lmf32v issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active lmf32v process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the lmf32v.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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