Purpose of acroiehelper.dll:
File purpose and description:
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. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is a DLL program that is a browser helper object.
File or folder location:
This file will be found at c:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, acroiehelper.dll may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of acroiehelper.dll on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.