How to remove the helper1 virus

Most antivirus programs identify helper1.dll as malware.

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Helper1.dll file information

The process known as Helper Module appears to belong to software Helper Module by unknown.

Description: Helper1.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file helper1.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 45,568 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 45,056 bytes, 41,984 bytes or 25,600 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 00D13CE9-1879-41bd-B8A3-EA3CB1BD01BC or 850C7964-9320-4055-BE11-7D7B562A6417 or B4FAF6E4-77D0-46c7-8656-7F7B45056451. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. helper1.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify helper1.dll related errors

Important: You should check the helper1.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Helper Module 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.


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Best practices for resolving helper1 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active helper1 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the helper1.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 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.

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