How to remove the xhelper virus
Most antivirus programs identify xhelper.dll as malware, for example Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.db, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_DLOADER.LHE.
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Xhelper.dll file information
The file does not contain indication of the product name or copyright holder. In Windows Task Manager, it appears simply as xhelper.dll.
Description: xhelper.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 126,976 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is 85589B5D-D53D-4237-A677-46B82EA275F3. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. File xhelper.dll is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify xhelper.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as xhelper.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the xhelper.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.
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