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What is Helper.dll?


Helper.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. You can fix your Helper.dll problem by downloading the correct Helper.dll file. The following information can help you determine if Helper.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Helper.dll file information

The process known as Helper Module or Helper Dynamic Link Library or distribution or rt.dll or helperup

appears to belong to software Helper Module or Browser Helper Object or ScreenSnaperGadget or rt.bho or com.bho or distribution or

by DCUtility (www3.sympatico.ca/danycantin).

Description: Helper.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Helper.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 290,816 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 282,636 bytes and 16 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/helper.dll.html 
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 00D13CE9-1879-41bd-B8A3-EA3CB1BD01BC or AE1AA4FA-C3A2-4c33-90CD-69DD021A35C8 or 4 more variants. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. Helper.dll is not a Windows system file. There is no file information. Helper.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name Helper.dll, for example Trojan.Downloader.Autolive.A or Trojan.Generic.2393248 (detected by BitDefender), and Adware:W32/CnsMin or Trojan.Downloader.Autolive.A (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the Helper.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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User Comments

dun know
  sjms   (further information)
could be dangerous but i thinks its to do with bt browser
  sean A (UK)  
Known info stealing trojan
  MiM  
It is a trojan used to access your e-mail passwords and then send spam to your mailing lists.
  Mharcus Stark  
it was a trojan picked up by stinger, it could not be repaired so I hunted it down in system32 and deleted it. That knocked by internet connection out. Now I have another problem,in getting a connection renewd or repaired. It all started with the rouge scanner Security essentials 2010.
  Nelle  

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Summary: Average user rating of Helper.dll: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users think Helper.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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Best practices for resolving Helper issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Helper. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 Helper.dll 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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