Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper AcroIEHelper.dll

how-to-delete-acroiehelper.dllThe AcroIEHelper.dll process is also called Adobe PDF Helper. This .dll file actually is a BHO (Browser Helper Object) installed in Internet Explorer. As part of AcroIEHelper Library, it is developed by Adobe Systems. Once this program is installed in your computer, you can find an Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper and an Adobe PDF Reader in the Add-On list. However, you may get error or problem reports about this .dll file for some reason. As a result, a lot of people want to delete it. So, is it safe to remove it? Now let’s tell you how to fix or remove it.

General information

1. After HijackThis system scan runs, in the scan report you can find the related lines about AcroIEHelper.dll: O2 – BHO: (no name) – {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} – C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll;

2. Common errors of this .dll file include File Not Found, Missing File, and Exception Errors;

3. The security level (0-5) is 0;

4. It is neither a spyware nor an adware.

Fix errors with missing dll files

If the missing AcroIEHelper.dll file errors keep occurring on your computer monitor, do you know most of the time it is because this file has been corrupted by Trojan virus? As a result, your system fails to find the file and then pops up an error message box or simply the program cannot be run. If you want to fix the error with missing dll files, what you need to do is just to directly go to a professional site for downloading dll files, look for the right version, download it, and copy and paste it to the following appropriate directories.

1. C:\WINdows\system32\ in systems of Windows 95/98/Me;
2. C:\WINNT\system32\ in systems of Windows NT/2000;
3. C:\WINdows\system32\ in system of Windows XP;
4. C:\WINdows\system32\ in systems of Windows 7/8.

How to remove AcroIEHelper.dll?

After the program has been installed in your computer, a related fold will be left there. If you try to delete it, a dialog box will keep popping up and telling you that you are unable to delete it because the AcroIEHelper.dll file is in use. As mentioned above, this is not a spyware or an adware. That’s to say, this browser helper is safe and won’t cause any alerts. So, there are two situations you need to consider when it comes to delete or keep it.

If you need to frequently deal with PDF file, you’d better keep it in your computer since it is one of top helpers that allow you to copy and edit PDF files online. On the contrary, it is a good idea to delete it if you seldom use the function of this BHO. Here are the 3 recommended methods that you can use to remove it easily.

1. If you are prevented from deleting this .dll file, you are recommended to download this software and reinstall it to the old folder again. It works most of the time;

2. If you can’t be bothered to reinstall it again, simply download and install Unlocker, which is one of the best removal tools for stubborn software. After the installation, you can select and start it by right clicking on it. This tool is quite easy and simple to use;

3. If you don’t want to download any software at all, you can try to remove it in safe mode. The steps are to reboot your computer, press F8, and then do what you want to do as usual. When everything is done, it is best for you to check if there are any entries that are related to Adobe Acrobat Reader in Starup. If yes, uncheck them. By the way, the steps are to open the Start menu by clicking the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen, click Run, type msconfig, select Startup, and uncheck the related entries.

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