What is WebHelper.dll?

WebHelper.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 WebHelper.dll.

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WebHelper.dll file information

The process known as TODO: File description or IE browser helper object belongs to software TODO: Product name or HP Web Helper or HP eHelp or TODO: File description by TODO: Company name or Hewlett-Packard (

Description: WebHelper.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WebHelper.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 217,088 bytes (52% of all occurrences) or 208,896 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 AAAE832A-5FFF-4661-9C8F-369692D1DCB9. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. WebHelper.dll is not a Windows system file. The service has no detailed description. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramHP Web Helper.

Recommended: Identify WebHelper.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WebHelper.dll. Therefore, you should check the WebHelper.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If WebHelper.dll 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

its in my cpu and copyies it self over and over
  ~john   (further information)
used in HP media center machine to access help
  Walter Johnston  
Yahoo Toolbar, online poker at, and HP software all have a "webhelper.dll" file, as well as something that has the company name "TODO:" attached to the file. The HP one is not dangerous, simply what it says it is, but it's in no way necessary nor even beneficial so far as I've seen and understand.
i dont have IE browser installed on my computer
I noticed that WebHelper started running in the background after I installed BitTorrent free client on my PC, and stopped after I replaced BitTorrent with Vuse
It randomly plays music in the background. Completely and utterly useless and annoying.
Hi I just open the process in task manager find it where is it and delete it but seconds before delete just kill with end task on the task manager! Its gone for know I will see after updates! its seems is a part of urotent or just hiding in some of the updates folder!!
seems to be how bittorent handles ads
garbage uses lots of cpu for no reason
  b.h   (further information)
my computer started freaking out like i opened explorer and it was like someone was pressing an incorrect key over and over when i went to task manager to check it out it was web helper that was at 40% cpu usage i ended the task and it stopped very odd and alarming
  Matthew Morton  
Mine was my Playon server
  Brandon Starcevic  
It's ads associated with at least Bittorrent. I hadn't opened it in ages, so I'm not sure how I had it suddenly doing that, but it's inside the Bittorrent updates files. It will show up in your Task Manager, just right click, tell it to show you the source folder, and just delete everything in there (and the one containing it if you like).
Runs Along side Utorrent, exiting closes webhelper

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Summary: Average user rating of WebHelper.dll: based on 15 votes with 13 user comments. 10 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think WebHelper.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving WebHelper issues

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

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