Some anti-malware programs classify IEHelper.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example SpywareProtect2009 or Downloader (detected by Symantec), and Rogue:Win32/FakeSpypro or Trojan:Win32/FakeSpypro (detected by Microsoft). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Systweak Ad and Popup Blocker software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Systweak Ad and Popup Blocker and how to get rid of it.
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 Browser Configuration Utility or IBM Lotus Organizer (version 6 - English) or Instant Help Application or Actuate Reporting System or Uninstall DLExpert or FileStream Web Boomerang or Advanced System Optimizer or Actuate LRX for Microsoft or SmartMouse or POPUP BEGONE
by Systweak (www.systweak.com) or DeviceVM (www.splashtop.com) or Actuate or Mass Effect Network or Worldspan L.P or Actuate Software 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:\.
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 83,456 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 65,536 bytes and 23 more variants.
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 CE7C3CF0-4B15-11D1-ABED-709549C10000 or CE7C3CF0-4B15-11D1-ABED-809549C14812 or 40 more variants. The program is not visible. It is able to change the behavior of, 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 user reviews.
In case you experience problems using IEHelper.dll, you can search the support area on the Systweak website, make sure that you have installed the latest version or uninstall Advanced System Optimizer or Lotus Organizer software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista).
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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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with IEHelper. 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 IEHelper.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.