SiKernel.dll is a Spyware component.
SiKernel.dll is a Browser Helper Object.
It monitors user Internet activity and sends private inforamtion to a hacker.
SiKernel.dll is used to display advertising information.
Delete the SiKernel.dll and from BHO list using RegRun Removal:
SiKernel.dll is removed by RegRun
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And the reason you will want that program is the fact that it will not only tell you which BHO's you have on your computer, it will tell you what program it belongs to and when it was installed, unlike HJT. It's fast, and very reliable as to your BHO's.
So, in other words, if you do send in a HJT log, you'll have no doubt what-so-ever as to what BHO's are on your computer, and which program is responsible for it being there. This tool is very effective and it works fast. It doesn't have to scan your computer to find the BHO's. It looks in one location, and if they're on your computer, it'll find them.
The owner says he isn't keeping up with it due to a fire and such, but the program is still available. Get it, and take the guess work out of your BHO's.[Added Info]
The process belongs to the software unknown
SiKernel.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows XP are 58368 bytes (80% of all occurrence), 57344 bytes.
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 0140DF95-9128-4053-AE72-F43F0CFCA062
. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. SiKernel.dll is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is able to change the behavior or monitor the Internet Explorer
. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The above is another reason to use Firefox
with it's add ons, and PeerGuardian
, because your firewall isn't going to stop it, and if it's malicious or such, chances are their ip address have been banned, which means it would never get to communicate with the internet anyway. That's one reason why I stress to people to use PeerGuardian 2. It's better than a firewall, and I'd put any program that transmit back and forth from your computer to the internet, and visa-versa to the challenge.
Edited by Walkman, 14 April 2007 - 09:51 AM.