How to remove the seekmo malware

The seekmohook.dll file is a software component of Seekmo Search Assistant by 180solutions.
Seekmohook.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that is associated with Seekmo, a program created by 180Solutions. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This program monitors and traces user browsing habits and delivers the data back to the creator's server for analysis. The program also prompts advertising popups. This file is a BHO (Browser Helper Object) that integrates with Internet Explorer. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Applications created by 180solutions are listed as adware and spyware designed to install themselves on computers without user permission. These applications are distributed via various affiliates. Though the affiliate programs were supposed to obtain the permission of the user prior to software installation by law, most did not, resulting in thousands of illegal installations. 180solutions is currently known as Zango. It is an American software company that offers users access to its partners' videos, games, tools and utilities in exchange for watching targeted advertising installed on the user's computer. The company was founded in 1999 originally as ePIPO.

SeekmoHook stands for Seekmo Browser Hook

Most antivirus programs classify seekmohook.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. (detected by Kaspersky), and Adware.180Solutions or Adware.ZangoSearch (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated seekmo 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 seekmo and how to get rid of it.

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Seekmohook.dll file information

The process known as seekmo or Seekmo belongs to software Seekmo Search Assistant or Uninstall Seekmo or seekmo or Seekmo by Zango ( or 180solutions (

Description: Seekmohook.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Seekmohook.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 133,232 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 141,424 bytes or 145,520 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 5929CD6E-2062-44a4-B2C5-2C7E78FBAB38. The program has no visible window. The seekmohook.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. Seekmohook.dll is not a Windows core file. The seekmohook.dll file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Seekmohook.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of seekmohook.dll, you can also uninstall Seekmo Search Assistant or Uninstall Seekmo from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify seekmohook.dll related errors

Important: You should check the seekmohook.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If seekmo 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.


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Best practices for resolving seekmohook issues

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