What is FVHelper.dll?

FVHelper.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about FVHelper.dll.

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FVHelper.dll file information

The process known as FVHelper.dll belongs to software Folder View or AI RoboForm by unknown.

Description: FVHelper.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The FVHelper.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 350,208 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 9470E8E6-E19F-4675-9832-5DE295F77E89. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. FVHelper.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. FVHelper.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with FVHelper.dll, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Folder View or AI RoboForm).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FVHelper.dll. Therefore, you should check the FVHelper.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If FVHelper.dll has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Folder View is a free (freeware) add-on for Windows that drastically enhances the way you browse the folders on your system.
  Bo Outzen   (further information)
part of Folder View - windows explorer add-in
Used it before for 3 or 4 years. No problems with security.
  J Smith  

Summary: Average user rating of FVHelper.dll: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think FVHelper.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving FVHelper issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active FVHelper process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the FVHelper.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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