Is _helper.dll safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of _helper.dll:









File purpose and description:

_helper.dll is a program which was most likely installed by you, and it would not have been preinstalled on your computer. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This _helper.dll file (The underscore is also listed on the file, thats not a typo) is a known malware and spyware related program. If this were on my computer, I would take action to remove this immediately as this will also run in your browser as a BHO object anytime you browse the internet. (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)
_helper.dll

File type:
This is a DLL module.

File or folder location:
C:\Program Files\Common\_helper.dll is the location of this file.


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, _helper.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 _helper.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!