How to get rid of the SiKernel VirusSometimes the SiKernel file may cloak a virus, e.g. Symantec found Trojan Horse, as well as TrendMicro found TROJ_AGENT.AUUM. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with SiKernel.dll
There is no reliable information about the producer of the "SiKernel.dll" process. An obsolete or defective version of SiKernel.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SiKernel.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SiKernel.dll has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SiKernel.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SiKernel.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SiKernel.dll SiKernel.dll
SiKernel.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. SiKernel.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
The file size is 58,368 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 0140DF95-9128-4053-AE72-F43F0CFCA062. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The SiKernel file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. This SiKernel program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. SiKernel.dll appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 84% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find SiKernel.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about SiKernel?
|Security Task Manager Rating 80 |
Max aka SkIF
|Appears to be related to iNetFormFiller Free |
|File is UPX compressed. Uncompressing it reveals more text in the code. |
|Tthis is a trojan, delete the file |
Summary: One user judges SiKernel.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted SiKernel.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove SiKernel.dll from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if SiKernel.dll (SiKernel.dll) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of SiKernel.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SiKernel.dll or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or SiKernel.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.