How to remove an IEHost error
The free file information forum can help you determine if IEHost.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
IEHost.exe file information
Description: The file IEHost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 159,744 bytes.
There is no description of the program. Program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File IEHost.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. IEHost.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If IEHost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 98,304 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. IEHost.exe is able to manipulate other programs.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IEHost.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the IEHost.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.
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