How to remove an AcroIEHelper error
The free file information forum can help you determine if AcroIEHelper.ocx is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
AcroIEHelper.ocx file information
The process known as AcroIEHelper Module
belongs to software Adobe Acrobat (version 4.0,) or AcroIEHelper Module or Acrobat Reader (version 5) or Adobe Creative Suite (version 2) or Acoustica Effects Pack or Able2Extract Professional or Sonic.net Accelerator or Adobe Photoshop
by Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com) or Adobe (www.adobe.com).
Description: AcroIEHelper.ocx is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the folder C:\Windows\System32 - mainly C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 37,808 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 06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3. The program has no visible window. It is able to monitor Internet browser. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. File AcroIEHelper.ocx is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. AcroIEHelper.ocx seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case of problems with AcroIEHelper.ocx, you can also uninstall the software Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat 4.0, using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs), use the software provider’s support or search for an update on the vendor’s website.
Recommended: Identify AcroIEHelper.ocx related errors
External information from Tony Klein:
- This legitimate BHO (AcroIEhelper.ocx, AcroIEhelper.dll) is related to Adobe Acrobat reader
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AcroIEHelper.ocx, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AcroIEHelper.ocx 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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