What is IE.ifp?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the IE.ifp 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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IE.ifp file information

The process known as iFinger plugin (Internet Explorer) belongs to software iFinger by iFinger (

Description: IE.ifp is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The IE.ifp file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mostly C:\Program Files\iFinger\plugins\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 349,184 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 A114D52B-870C-4F15-8021-B6D7F91A054B. The program is not visible. The IE.ifp file is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. IE.ifp is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with iFinger come up, you may want to uninstall it software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IE.ifp. Therefore, you should check the IE.ifp 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

Used as IE helper to integrate iFinger products. iFinger is an desktop interface for Oxford line of reference books (dictionary, thesaurus, etc). Can be uninstalled via Add/Remove Programs.
  Canis_Familiaris   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of IE.ifp: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks IE.ifp is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving IE issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with IE. 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.

To help you analyze the IE.ifp process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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