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What is IeHelper.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 IeHelper.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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IeHelper.exe file information

The process known as SpyAlert or Websteroids or RecordChecker belongs to software WatchDog or iehelper1 by WatchDog.

Description: IeHelper.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. IeHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 429,944 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 252,536 bytes or 426,872 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/iehelper.exe.html 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In case of any problems with IeHelper.exe, you can do the following:

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name IeHelper.exe, for example TROJ_DLOADER.PVC (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan:Win32/Provis!rts (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the IeHelper.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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User Comments

This is some type of adware, it runs in conjunction with chromehelper and firefoxhelper.
  KC  

Summary: Average user rating of IeHelper.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks IeHelper.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.


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Best practices for resolving IeHelper issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with IeHelper. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the IeHelper.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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