What is the PayPalHelper.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 PayPalHelper.dll process is also known as PayPalHelper Module and is a part of PayPal Plug-In. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of PayPalHelper.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PayPalHelper Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PayPalHelper Module 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)
- PayPalHelper.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PayPalHelper.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PayPalHelper.dll PayPalHelper Module
PayPalHelper.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file PayPalHelper.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 99,328 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 81,920 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 EAD3A971-6A23-4246-8691-C9244E858967. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. This PayPalHelper.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The PayPalHelper file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 72% 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 PayPalHelper.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 PayPalHelper?
|Paypal virtual debit card |
|comes with the paypal addon for your browser |
|Download from PayPal to make payments with secure virtual debit cards |
Summary: 3 users judge PayPalHelper.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall PayPal Plug-In
To remove PayPalHelper Module 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 PayPal Plug-In in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if PayPalHelper.dll (PayPalHelper Module) 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 PayPalHelper Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PayPalHelper Module 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 PayPalHelper.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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