IEHelperv2.5.0.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about We-Care.com Browser Helper.
The process known as We-Care.com Browser Helper or ASPCA Reminder by We-Care.com (version v188.8.131.52)
belongs to software ASPCA Reminder by We-Care.com or WeCareReminder or CWA Reminder by We-Care.com or ASPCA Tri Reminder by We-Care.com or ASPCA TriMini Reminder by We-Care.com or COTM Reminder by We-Care.com or SavetheChildren Reminder by We-Care.com or CleanWaterAction Reminder by We-Care.com or Clean Water Action TriMini Reminder by
by We-Care.com (www.we-care.com).
Description: IEHelperv2.5.0.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. IEHelperv2.5.0.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 299,008 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 439,904 bytes and 12 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 D824F0DE-3D60-4F57-9EB1-66033ECD8ABB. The program is not visible. IEHelperv2.5.0.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The IEHelperv2.5.0.dll file is not a Windows system file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify IEHelperv2.5.0.dll related errors
If IEHelperv2.5.0.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 43% dangerous. The file size is 359,936 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 299,008 bytes and 5 more variants. The program is not visible. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. It is not a Windows system file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IEHelperv2.5.0.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the IEHelperv2.5.0.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If We-Care.com Browser Helper 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active IEHelperv2 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the IEHelperv2.5.0.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.