What is AcroIEHelperShim.dll? Is AcroIEHelperShim.dll spyware or a virus?

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1. Run Security Task Manager to check your AcroIEHelperShim process
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3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware

Process name: Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer or Adobe Reader

Product: AcroIEHelperShim Library or Adobe Common File Installer or Adobe Acrobat or Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper Shim or Adobe Reader or Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Adobe Systems (adobe.com)

File: AcroIEHelperShim.dll


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of AcroIEHelperShim.dll: based on 12 votes. Read also the 8 reviews.

  • 8978 users ask for this file. 4 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 3 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about AcroIEHelperShim.dll:
From Adoe, Said to improve call of Acrobat Within IE when displaying a PDF. I dislike this as it's a potentila host for trojan. So I delete it (doens't see any difference in IE calling PDF after that). Gordon
Dit is legitieme software van Adobe Reader, Dit is bijvoorbeeld nodig om Youtube filmpjes te kijken of spelletjes te spelen http://www.adobe.com/  See also: Link Kenyen
"acroiehelperShim.dll" is an Internet Explorer helper application. It allows you to display Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files directly within your web browser, rather than having to launch Acrobat Reader. http://www.adobe.com/  See also: Link Dr. Ashley
unable to delete, even as administrator. not required for youtube. any software refusing to be deleted and not initially requesting your permission to be installed should be regarded as suspicious. Roger
acroiehelpershim.dll belongs to AcroIEHelperShim Library developed by Adobe Systems Ken
for Adobe Reader X 10.0.1: this BHO is 10.0.1.434; 62,376 bytes; 1-30-2011; under XP SP3 Jack E Martinelli MS MVP 2001-06
i dont like BHOs on my system, they can be compromised. Autoruns, Spybot & many others allow you to easily disable/enable. i disable with no adverse effect. you can always enable again if needed. memethecat
Helper Adobe PDF Link Helper Adobe Systems Incorporated C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer - Displays PDFs in Internet Explorer. Configures Internet Explorer web browser to open PDF files either in the browser window or in a separate Adobe Acrobat window. To configure the browser, you must have Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader installed. Acrobat and Adobe Reader include this ActiveX plug-in file that allows one to use Microsoft Internet Explorer to view PDF files on Windows.  See also: Link JPD

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