acroiehelper.dll - Is acroiehelper.dll trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is acroiehelper.dll?
Purpose of acroiehelper.dll:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. acroiehelper.dll

File type:
Dll program - Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

Purpose of this file:
Acroiehelper.dll is a DLL module that may have been preinstalled on your computer or may have been installed by yourself. The exact folder location for this file is also listed below, always verify the file and location as spyware and virus writers often use similiar named files and place them elsewhere on your computer. This is from Adobe software. This acroiehelper.dll file is not required, but does not hurt anything to leave it run, as it will appear as a BHO entry running in your web browers (IE). Adobe products are very popular in browsers, and are considered safe to leave as is. (Note that you can view or monitor all BHO and startup programs on your computer by running a program like Complete Cleanup). These Adobe files are used for opening PDF files, like Adobe Acrobat reader, and various other Adobe products. This file is considered safe and is not spyware. Visit acroiehelper.dll for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the acroiehelper.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at c:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, acroiehelper.dll may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. acroiehelper.dll can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is acroiehelper.dll spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove acroiehelper.dll?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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    Acroiehelper.dll is a DLL module that may have been preinstalled on your computer or may have been installed by yourself. The exact folder location for this file is also listed below, always verify the file and location as spyware and virus writers often use similiar named files and place them elsewhere on your computer. This is from Adobe software. This acroiehelper.dll file is not required, but does not hurt anything to leave it run, as it will appear as a BHO entry running in your web browers (IE). Adobe products are very popular in browsers, and are considered safe to leave as is. (Note that you can view or monitor all BHO and startup programs on your computer by running a program like Complete Cleanup). These Adobe files are used for opening PDF files, like Adobe Acrobat reader, and various other Adobe products. This file is considered safe and is not spyware. This file will be found at c:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.