How to remove the pmkhe virus

Most antivirus programs identify pmkhe.dll as malware.

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Pmkhe.dll file information

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.

Recommended: Identify pmkhe.dll related errors

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 ▾
  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

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Summary: Average user rating of pmkhe.dll: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think pmkhe.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving pmkhe issues

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