What is IeHelper.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the IeHelper.exe 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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IeHelper.exe file information

The process known as TubeDimmer or SpyAlert or SearchDonkey or Websteroids or RecordChecker belongs to software WatchDog by WatchDog.

Description: IeHelper.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. IeHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 429,944 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 426,872 bytes, 252,536 bytes, 251,768 bytes or 430,736 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with IeHelper.exe, you can do the following:
  • consult [1][2]'s Customer Service for advice
  • uninstall TubeDimmer or Websteroids from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program

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If IeHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 427,656 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The IeHelper.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with IeHelper.exe, you can do the following:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IeHelper.exe. Therefore, you should check the IeHelper.exe 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

This is some type of adware, it runs in conjunction with chromehelper and firefoxhelper.
Ich hatte IeHelper.exe, FirefoxHelper.exe und ChromeHelper.exe (gehört alles zum selben programm) auf meinem Rechner. Nach einigem rumprobieren und rumgescanne hab ichs geschafft alle drei Dateien loszuwerden indem ich bei "Programme deinstallieren oder ändern" einfach den "Updater" deinstalliert hab. Denn in der deinstallation steht da auf einmal Websteroids und das ist eigentliche Programm worüber die drei "Helper" arbeiten

Summary: Average user rating of IeHelper.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think IeHelper.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving IeHelper issues

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 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 IeHelper.exe 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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