Some anti-malware programs classify iWinGamesHookIE.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example Generic PUP.z (detected by McAfee), and Backdoor.Generic.190012 (detected by BitDefender). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated IEHelper Module 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 IEHelper Module and how to get rid of it.
The process known as IEHelper Module or iWin Games manager helper for IE belongs to software iWin Games or iWinGamesManager Application or IEHelper Module or µTorrent or Board Games by iWin (www.iwin.com).
Description: IWinGamesHookIE.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The iWinGamesHookIE.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 78,848 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 141,312 bytes, 73,728 bytes or 170,496 bytes.
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 8CA5ED52-F3FB-4414-A105-2E3491156990. The program is not visible. The iWinGamesHookIE.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. IWinGamesHookIE.dll is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with iWinGamesHookIE.dll, you can also completely remove iWin Games or Pogo Games (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).
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Important: Some malware also uses the file name iWinGamesHookIE.dll, for example Generic PUP.z (detected by McAfee), and Backdoor.Generic.190012 (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the iWinGamesHookIE.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 iWinGamesHookIE. 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 iWinGamesHookIE.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.