Is acroiehelpershim.dll safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of acroiehelpershim.dll:









File purpose and description:

AcroIEHelperShim.dll is a file which may have arrived on your computer the day you purchased it. The file location is also listed below, and should always be verified as spyware writers will often use the same named file or like named files and just locate them elsewhere in attempts to fool you. This acroiehelpershim.dll file is part of the Adobe, and it is PDF related browser software. This will run as a BHO in your browser everytime you start or open your web browser. This goes by the name Adobe PDF Helper. This file is considered safe and is not considered spyware or adware related. (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)
acroiehelpershim.dll

File type:
This is a DLL program.

File or folder location:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll is where this will be found on your system.


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, acroiehelpershim.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 acroiehelpershim.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.

Jump to the entire processes list here!