What is the PEhelper.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 PEhelper.dll process is also known as IBM® Lotus Forms™ Viewer IE helper or, as the case may be, IBM® Forms™ Viewer IE helper and is a part of IBM Lotus Forms™ Viewer or, as the case may be, IBM Forms™ Viewer. This software is produced by IBM (www.ibm.com). An obsolete or defective version of PEhelper.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- IBM Lotus Forms Viewer IE helper has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IBM Lotus Forms Viewer IE helper 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)
- PEhelper.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PEhelper.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PEhelper.dll IBM Lotus Forms Viewer IE helper
PEhelper.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PEhelper.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 69,632 bytes (57% of all these files), 75,168 bytes, 153,720 bytes or, as the case may be, 153,280 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 0941C58F-E461-4E03-BD7D-44C27392ADE1. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. It can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. This PEhelper program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel For this reason, 48% 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 PEhelper.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 PEhelper?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall IBM Lotus Forms™ Viewer or IBM Forms™ Viewer
To remove IBM Lotus Forms Viewer IE helper 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 IBM Lotus Forms™ Viewer or IBM Forms™ Viewer in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if PEhelper.dll (IBM Lotus Forms Viewer IE helper) 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 IBM Lotus Forms Viewer IE helper. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IBM Lotus Forms Viewer IE helper 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 PEhelper.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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