How to remove the pmkjk.dll malware

Most antivirus programs classify pmkjk.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for instance Troj/Virtum-Gen (detected by Sophos), and Adware.Virtumonde.GHB (detected by BitDefender). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated pmkjk.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 pmkjk.dll and how to get rid of it.

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Pmkjk.dll file information

Neither the developer nor the software publisher of pmkjk.dll is identified, as would normally be the case.

Description: Pmkjk.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The pmkjk.dll file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 573,492 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 282,212 bytes and 31 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 E65FCFB2-C37E-40C7-8B0A-FA5DE31206D0 or F5C53748-B0D1-4A87-B85A-D775E78029FC or 60 more variants. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. Pmkjk.dll is not a Windows system file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is able to monitor web browsers. Pmkjk.dll is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 93% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify pmkjk.dll related errors

Important: You should check the pmkjk.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If pmkjk.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 is related to a virus. It appears to be quite aggressive. Cant get rid of it yet. appears to be link to some adware as well for some reason.
pmkjk.dll is a browser helper object related to Winfixer, which is a rogue anti-spyware that displays false messages about threats on your system. Recommended to be removed immediately.

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

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Best practices for resolving pmkjk issues

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