Most antivirus programs identify pmkhe.dll as malware.
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Little is known about the pmkhe.dll process, since there is no reference to the producer within the file.
Description: Pmkhe.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Pmkhe.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 317,440 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 314,960 bytes and 7 more variants.
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 3DABE430-7704-4F18-81D6-E8B03B7E3090 or 63A3DA9B-48B5-4AD8-B0A3-982ABB93B9D7 or 10 more variants. The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. Pmkhe.dll is not a Windows system file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is able to monitor web browsers. pmkhe.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: You should check the pmkhe.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If pmkhe.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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active pmkhe process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the pmkhe.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.