What is IEHelper.dll?
IEHelper.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. The following information can help you determine if IEHelper.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.
IEHelper.dll file information
The process known as Systweak Ad and Popup Blocker - Helper Module or IEHelper Module or Browser Configuration Utility IE BHO for Upgrade Checking or iehelper Module or IEHelper BHO module or IEManager Module
belongs to software Systweak Advanced System Optimizer or IEHelper Module or Lotus Organizer or IBM Lotus Organizer (version 6 - English) or Browser Configuration Utility or Actuate Reporting System or Uninstall DLExpert or Instant Help Application or Advanced System Optimizer or Actuate LRX for Microsoft or Incredi IE Manager or FileStream Web Boomerang or SmartMouse or POPUP BEGONE
by Systweak (www.systweak.com) or DeviceVM (www.splashtop.com) or Actuate or Mass Effect Network or Actuate Software or Worldspan L.P or VK Soft or PPStream (www.pps.tv).
Description: IEHelper.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. IEHelper.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" or in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 83,456 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 65,536 bytes and 21 more variants.
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 CF7C3CF0-4B15-11D1-ABED-709549C10000 or CE7C3CF0-4B15-11D1-ABED-709549C10000 or 41 more variants. The program is not visible. It is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. It is not a Windows core file. The service has no detailed description. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using IEHelper.dll, you can uninstall Advanced System Optimizer or Lotus Organizer software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
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If IEHelper.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 88% dangerous. The file size is 10,752 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 12,032 bytes and 14 more variants. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file. There is no file information.
If IEHelper.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 61,440 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 114,688 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is able to monitor Internet browsers. The service has no detailed description. The IEHelper.dll file is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. IEHelper.dll is able to monitor applications.
If IEHelper.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 49,152 bytes.
External information from Tony Klein:
- This legitimate BHO (IEHelper.dll) is related to Advanced System Optimizer
- This spyware BHO (Ubmon.dll) is related to URLBlaze
- This spyware BHO (Iehelper.dll, IE_SPY.DLL) is related to ShopNavSearch/Srng
- This legitimate BHO (PwMgr.dll) is related to AOL Browser helper
- This legitimate BHO (IE_SPY.dll) is related to Kensington MouseWorks
- This legitimate BHO (iehelper.dll) is related to Lotus Organizer
- This BHO (TBHelper.dll) is related to ToolButton
- This spyware BHO (StopzillaBH0.dll, ******.dll (* = random char)) is related to Win32.StartPage.np hijacker
- This legitimate BHO (iesecpro.dll) is related to IE SEcurity Pro
Important: Some malware also uses the file name IEHelper.dll, for example SpywareProtect2009 or Downloader (detected by Symantec), and Rogue:Win32/FakeSpypro or Trojan:Win32/FakeSpypro (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the IEHelper.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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