What is the IEHelp.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The IEHelp.dll process is also known as QUICKfind BHO Object or, as the case may be, Nuance PDF Viewer Plus and is a part of QUICKfind server or, as the case may be, Nuance PDF Viewer Plus. This software is produced by IDM (www.internetdownloadmanager.com) or, as the case may be, Nuance Communications (www.nuance.com). An obsolete or defective version of IEHelp.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- QUICKfind BHO Object has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- QUICKfind BHO Object 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)
- IEHelp.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module IEHelp.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about IEHelp.dll QUICKfind BHO Object
IEHelp.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. IEHelp.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 457,216 bytes (68% of all these files), 388,608 bytes, 337,920 bytes or, as the case may be, 53,248 bytes.
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 C08DF07A-3E49-4E25-9AB0-D3882835F153. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This IEHelp program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. IEHelp.dll can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. IEHelp.dll is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 70% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves IEHelp.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about IEHelp?
|Came from "Oxford Advanced Genie" dictionary |
|Was installed together with dictionary (don't remember if it was Oxford Pocket Dictionary or Cambridge Advanced Learners |
|getting IE7 to connect |
|This is installed by "Oxford Advanced Genie" which needs input from IE (or MS-WORD) to offer definittions of words that the mouse hovers over |
|It's a plugin for some dictionaries such as "Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dict". It provides "Quicking Find" when you want to find a word much faster. Contact me at: samuelchuckwiles"@"hotmail.com |
Summary: 9 users judge IEHelp.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 7 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted IEHelp.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall QUICKfind server or Nuance PDF Viewer Plus
To remove QUICKfind BHO Object from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate QUICKfind server or Nuance PDF Viewer Plus in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if IEHelp.dll (QUICKfind BHO Object) 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 QUICKfind BHO Object. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for QUICKfind BHO Object 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 IEHelp.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.
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