What is PayPalHelper.dll?

PayPalHelper.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 PayPalHelper Module.

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PayPalHelper.dll file information

The process known as PayPalHelper Module belongs to software PayPal Plug-In or PayPalHelper Module or PayPal Virtual Debit Card or Ulead VideoStudio SE DVD by unknown.

Description: PayPalHelper.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PayPalHelper.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 99,328 bytes (59% of all occurrences), 81,920 bytes or 77,824 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 EAD3A971-6A23-4246-8691-C9244E858967. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The PayPalHelper.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program PayPal Plug-In or PayPal Virtual Debit Card, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on PayPal Plug-In or PayPal Virtual Debit Card in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify PayPalHelper.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PayPalHelper.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PayPalHelper.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If PayPalHelper Module 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

Paypal virtual debit card
comes with the paypal addon for your browser
Download from PayPal to make payments with secure virtual debit cards

Summary: Average user rating of PayPalHelper.dll: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think PayPalHelper.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving PayPalHelper issues

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