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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 belonging to the Windows system or an application 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 file Helper.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 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 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. IDs used by this BHO are 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 inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If Helper.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 79% dangerous. The file size is 45,056 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 45,568 bytes and 7 more variants. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. Helper.dll is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is able to monitor Internet browsers. Helper.dll is able to record inputs.

If Helper.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 92% dangerous. The file size is 290,816 bytes. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. Helper.dll is able to record keyboard inputs. It is not a Windows system file. Helper.dll is able to record inputs.

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.


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
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.

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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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