How to remove the iehelpmod.dll malware

Some anti-malware programs classify iehelpmod.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for instance TROJ_FAKEAVAL.IV (detected by TrendMicro), and Backdoor.Trojan or Trojan.FakeAV (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated iehelpmod.dll 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 iehelpmod.dll and how to get rid of it.

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Iehelpmod.dll file information

The iehelpmod.dll process does not contain any indication of the producer (the software author) or the software with which it is associated.

Description: Iehelpmod.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Iehelpmod.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 302,592 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 333,312 bytes and 6 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 35A5B43B-CB8A-49CA-A9F4-D3B308D2E3CC. The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. Iehelpmod.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify iehelpmod.dll related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name iehelpmod.dll, for example TROJ_FAKEAVAL.IV (detected by TrendMicro), and Backdoor.Trojan or Trojan.FakeAV (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the iehelpmod.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If iehelpmod.dll 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 ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

I think this is a virus named "Cyber Protection Center". I know that I have this fake software installed on my device and that it gives me messages indicating fake problems. It also blocks me from going to the Norton site and Pareto Logic sites by displaying a message that these are bad sites.
  Douglas Brown  
iehelpmod.dll is part of trojan fakeAlert that installed by Total Security rogue antispyware program

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

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Best practices for resolving iehelpmod issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active iehelpmod process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the iehelpmod.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.

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