What is AcroIEHelperShim.dll__BHODemonDisabled?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the AcroIEHelperShim.dll__BHODemonDisabled on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AcroIEHelperShim.dll__BHODemonDisabled file information

The file does not contain any references to the programmer responsible for the AcroIEHelperShim.dll__BHODemonDisabled process. For that reason, we are unable to identify the software associated with it.

Description: AcroIEHelperShim.dll__BHODemonDisabled is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file AcroIEHelperShim.dll__BHODemonDisabled is located in a not identifiable folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 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 18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3. There is no information about the author of the file. Note: File does not exist any longer. The program is not visible. The AcroIEHelperShim.dll__BHODemonDisabled file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. AcroIEHelperShim.dll__BHODemonDisabled is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AcroIEHelperShim.dll__BHODemonDisabled. Therefore, you should check the AcroIEHelperShim.dll__BHODemonDisabled 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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Best practices for resolving AcroIEHelperShim issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AcroIEHelperShim. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AcroIEHelperShim.dll__BHODemonDisabled process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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