What is SEPsearchhelperie.dll?

SEPsearchhelperie.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 Search Helper.

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SEPsearchhelperie.dll file information

The process known as Search Helper for Internet Explorer or Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack belongs to software Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack or Microsoft Search Enhancement by Microsoft (

Description: SEPsearchhelperie.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SEPsearchhelperie.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 137,600 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 191,792 bytes, 138,624 bytes or 138,608 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 6EBF7485-159F-4bff-A14F-B9E3AAC4465B. The program has no visible window. The SEPsearchhelperie.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. SEPsearchhelperie.dll is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack or Microsoft Search Enhancement, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack or Microsoft Search Enhancement in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

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

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper\SEPsearchhelperie.dll
SEPsearchhelperie.dll is a program which was most likely installed by you, but it may have arrived as preinstalled software also. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This sepsearchhelperie.dll program comes from Microsoft. It runs as a browser helper object in Internet Explorer, and it is part of their search enhancement package. This usually appears on Windows Vista or later. This software pro
Internet Explorer addon for searching the internet
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sepsearchhelperie.dll is part of Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack.

Summary: Average user rating of SEPsearchhelperie.dll: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think SEPsearchhelperie.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving SEPsearchhelperie issues

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