What is the WebHelper.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 WebHelper.dll process is also known as TODO: File description or, as the case may be, IE browser helper object and is a part of TODO: Product name or, as the case may be, HP Web Helper. This software is produced by TODO: Company name or, as the case may be, Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of WebHelper.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- WebHelper.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WebHelper.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)
- WebHelper.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WebHelper.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WebHelper.dll WebHelper.dll
WebHelper.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. WebHelper.dll is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 217,088 bytes (52% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 208,896 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 AAAE832A-5FFF-4661-9C8F-369692D1DCB9. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This WebHelper.dll process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. The WebHelper file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. For this reason, 66% 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 WebHelper.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 WebHelper?
|its in my cpu and copyies it self over and over (further information...) |
|used in HP media center machine to access help |
|Yahoo Toolbar, online poker at RiverBellePoker.com, and HP software all have a "webhelper.dll" file, as well as something that has the company name "TODO:" attached to the file. The HP one is not dangerous, simply what it says it is, but it's in no way necessary nor even beneficial so far as I've seen and understand. |
|i dont have IE browser installed on my computer |
Summary: However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted WebHelper.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall TODO: Product name or HP Web Helper
To remove WebHelper.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 TODO: Product name or HP Web Helper in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if WebHelper.dll (WebHelper.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 WebHelper.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WebHelper.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 WebHelper.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.