How to remove the ver0SpeedCheck malware

Most antivirus programs classify 186.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example Artemis!03688C1FD268 or Artemis!6CB6FAC76D19 (detected by McAfee), and Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.173239 or Application.Generic.1105995 (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 ver0SpeedCheck 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 ver0SpeedCheck and how to get rid of it.

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186.dll file information

The process known as ver0SpeedCheck belongs to software Re-Markable or BlockAndSurf by unknown.

Description: 186.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file 186.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 512,512 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 511,488 bytes, 510,464 bytes or 512,000 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 C4A6CC9B-F470-315B-BA81-0A9D985122C3 or 73BBC9D2-4275-FA8F-8311-D39D698C0BA6 or 5 more variants. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The 186.dll file is not a Windows system file. 186.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Re-Markable or BlockAndSurf).

Recommended: Identify 186.dll related errors

Important: You should check the 186.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If ver0SpeedCheck 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 186 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active 186 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the 186.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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