Is acroiehelper.ocx safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of acroiehelper.ocx:









File purpose and description:

Acroiehelper.ocx is an executable file, and it most likely came already installed on your PC. Always check the file location which is shown below, as this is a way to verify you have the correct file. Often spyware or virus writers use similiar names in hopes to fool you into thinking its a good file, but they place the spyware in other disk locations with the similiar or same name. This is used for your Adobe Acrobat reader. This allows you to use the acrobat reader for viewing documents etc., most people have this since most pcs have the adobe acrobat reader installed. (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)
acroiehelper.ocx

File type:
ActiveX control and plugin software

File or folder location:
This will normally be located in your program files folder, and then in the Adobe folder beyond that. Note that this is where it should be on your system, it should not be located elsewhere outside of the Adobe folder.


General information:
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.ocx 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.ocx 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.

Jump to the entire processes list here!