How to remove an AcroIEHelperShim.dll error
AcroIEHelperShim.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if AcroIEHelperShim.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.
AcroIEHelperShim.dll file information
The process known as Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer or Adobe Reader (version 9.4.2) belongs to software AcroIEHelperShim Library or Adobe Common File Installer or Adobe Acrobat (version 9 Pro Extended, 9 Standard) or Adobe Reader (version 9) or Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper Shim or Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft by Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com).
Description: The file AcroIEHelperShim.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 75,128 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 75,200 bytes and 7 more variants.
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 18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3. The program is not visible. AcroIEHelperShim.dll is a Verisign signed file. File AcroIEHelperShim.dll is able to monitor Internet browser. It is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with AcroIEHelperShim.dll, you can uninstall the software Adobe Reader or Adobe Reader 9 using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs), ask Customer Support to assist you or update the program to the latest version.
Recommended: Identify AcroIEHelperShim.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AcroIEHelperShim.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AcroIEHelperShim.dll 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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