How to remove the pmnnk virus
Most antivirus programs identify pmnnk.dll as malware, for instance TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_Generic, and F-Secure identifies it as W32/Vundo.dam.
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Pmnnk.dll file information
The pmnnk.dll process does not contain any data about its author.
Description: The file pmnnk.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 573,492 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 577,588 bytes and 30 more variants.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is 2353FCBC-012D-487B-8BF3-865C0929FBEB or C25FA7CE-23EA-4271-A66D-06C4D5C22F78 or 59 more variants. Program has no file description. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. File pmnnk.dll is not a Windows core file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. File pmnnk.dll is able to monitor Internet browser. pmnnk.dll is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If pmnnk.dll is located in the Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 37,376 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It monitors program starts. There is no detailed description of this service. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. pmnnk.dll seems to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pmnnk.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the pmnnk.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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