How to get rid of the _helper VirusSometimes the _helper file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with _helper.dll
The _helper.dll process is also known as rt.dll or, as the case may be, distribution and is a part of Browser Helper Object or, as the case may be, rt.bho. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of _helper.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- rt.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- rt.dll has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- _helper.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module _helper.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about _helper.dll rt.dll
_helper.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file _helper.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 278,540 bytes (37% of all these files), 286,732 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is AFD4AD01-58C1-47DB-A404-FBE00A6C5486. _helper.dll does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This _helper.dll process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 76% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find _helper.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about _helper?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted _helper.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall Browser Helper Object or rt.bho
To remove rt.dll from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Browser Helper Object or rt.bho in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if _helper.dll (rt.dll) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of rt.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for rt.dll or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or _helper.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.