What is pmkhg.dll?

Pmkhg.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about pmkhg.dll.

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Pmkhg.dll file information

The process itself does not contain any references to its author. However, a few interesting pieces of information are available from other sources.

Description: Pmkhg.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file pmkhg.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 324,192 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 302,080 bytes, 328,800 bytes or 317,952 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 4BE8D82B-B7DC-4BB5-B9D5-DF9CFEEDCB07 or 712B5939-11D1-4FB5-AF3E-907D64F4730D or AD26156F-9B93-4AE5-94C4-550BAD489BED or 81316F0F-41B1-4310-ABAB-0AC18ADF2C8E or 0A137BEE-75E0-4907-929F-F6FAF30B3EB8. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The pmkhg.dll file is not a Windows system file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is able to monitor web browsers. Therefore the technical security rating is 94% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify pmkhg.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pmkhg.dll. Therefore, you should check the pmkhg.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If pmkhg.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

It hijacks my browser and I can't delete it!
  Rich Morey  

Summary: Average user rating of pmkhg.dll: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks pmkhg.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving pmkhg issues

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