iehost.exe - Is iehost.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is iehost.exe?
Purpose of iehost.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: iehost.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
This is file used for advertising. This is not a virus but is commonly known as an adware program. Visit iehost.exe 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 iehost.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You should do a Windows search to find this file. The name is very unique and will be easy to find by doing a Window search of your hard drive.


  • Is iehost.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.

  • Is iehost.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove iehost.exe?
        Yes, I would remove iehost.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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