How to remove the iWin Games manager helper malware

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 iWin Games manager helper 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 iWin Games manager helper and how to get rid of it.

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IWinGamesHookIE.dll file information

The process known as iWin Games manager helper for IE or IEHelper Module belongs to software iWinGamesManager Application or iWin Games or IEHelper Module or µTorrent or Board Games by iWin (

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 10/8/7/XP are 141,312 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 78,848 bytes, 170,496 bytes or 73,728 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 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with iWinGamesHookIE.dll, you can also completely remove iWin Games or Pogo Games (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify iWinGamesHookIE.dll related errors

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. If iWin Games manager 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 ▾
  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

iWin games is a website where you download games for an hour
game site to play games on also a site that seems very untrustworthy to me !
  IAN afordable computer repair  
Webseite die downloads von Spielen als einstündige Testversion zur Verfügung stellt.
Took control of Internet Browsers and will only allow https:// websites.

Summary: Average user rating of iWinGamesHookIE.dll: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think iWinGamesHookIE.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks iWinGamesHookIE.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving iWinGamesHookIE issues

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

Other processes

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