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What is IeHelper.exe?

IeHelper.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if IeHelper.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


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 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 also read the users reviews.
In case of any problems with IeHelper.exe, you can do the following:

  • ask the www.tubedimmerapp.com [1][2]'s Customer Service for advice
  • uninstall TubeDimmer or Websteroids from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs"

Recommended: Identify IeHelper.exe related errors

If IeHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 96% dangerous. The file size is 45,056 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The IeHelper.exe file is not a Windows core file.

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 file information. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). IeHelper.exe is not a Windows system file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. IeHelper.exe is able to record inputs.

If IeHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 427,656 bytes.

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


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