What is IDMGrHlp.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the IDMGrHlp.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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IDMGrHlp.exe file information

The process known as Internet Download Manager module or Broker for reading of IDM settings belongs to software Internet Download Manager Module or Internet Download Manager by Internet Download Manager, Tonec or Tonec (

Description: IDMGrHlp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. IDMGrHlp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 513,048 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 513,560 bytes or 69,144 bytes. 
It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. IDMGrHlp.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Internet Download Manager, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on Internet Download Manager 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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If IDMGrHlp.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 212,992 bytes. The program has no visible window. IDMGrHlp.exe is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IDMGrHlp.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OGH14 (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner.AJ (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the IDMGrHlp.exe 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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Best practices for resolving IDMGrHlp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with IDMGrHlp. 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.

To help you analyze the IDMGrHlp.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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