How to remove the iehelper virus
Most antivirus programs identify iehelper.exe as malware, for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_DLOADER.PVC, and Symantec identifies it as Backdoor.Trojan.
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Iehelper.exe file information
The process appears to belong to software iehelper1 by unknown.
Description: iehelper.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 45,056 bytes.
There is no file information. The iehelper.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 96% dangerous.
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If iehelper.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 96% dangerous. The file size is 151,040 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The iehelper.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Iehelper.exe is able to record inputs.
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