What is AcroIEHelper.dll?

AcroIEHelper.dll is part of AcroIEHelper Library and developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated according to the AcroIEHelper.dll version information.

AcroIEHelper.dll's description is "Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer"

AcroIEHelper.dll is digitally signed by Adobe Systems, Incorporated.

AcroIEHelper.dll is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about AcroIEHelper.dll.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on AcroIEHelper.dll:

Product nameAcroIEHelper Library
Company nameAdobe Systems Incorporated
File descriptionAdobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer
Internal nameAcroIEHelper
Original filenameAcroIEHelper.DLL
Legal copyrightCopyright 1984-2006 Adobe Systems Incorporated and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Product version8.0.0.2006102200
File version8.0.0.2006102200

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameAcroIEHelper Library
Company nameAdobe Systems Incorporated
File descriptionAdobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer
Internal nameAcroIEHelper
Original filenameAcroIEHelper.DLL
Legal copyrightCopyright 1984-2006 Adobe Systems In..
Product version8.0.0.2006102200
File version8.0.0.2006102200

Digital signatures [?]

AcroIEHelper.dll has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameAdobe Systems, Incorporated
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA
Certificate serial number270d755c9f5ac3b7db61f50998287078

VirusTotal report

None of the 53 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the AcroIEHelper.dll file.

None of the 53 anti-virus programs detected the AcroIEHelper.dll file.

Folder name variants

AcroIEHelper.dll may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


What will you do with the file?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 24% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 260 users.

User vote results: There were 62 votes to remove and 198 votes to keep

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This is a legitimate file. I've attached the scan result from Jotti's malware scanner for you reference:

File: AcroIEHelper.dll
Status: OK(Note: file has been scanned before. Therefore, this file's scan results will not be stored in the database)
MD5: c11f6a1f61481e24be3fdc06ea6f7d2a
Packers detected: -

Scanner results
Scan taken on 13 Feb 2009 10:45:33 (GMT)
A-Squared Found nothing
AntiVir Found nothing
ArcaVir Found nothing
Avast Found nothing
AVG Antivirus Found nothing
BitDefender Found nothing
ClamAV Found nothing
CPsecure Found nothing
Dr.Web Found nothing
F-Prot Antivirus Found nothing
F-Secure Anti-Virus Found nothing
G DATA Found nothing
Ikarus Found nothing
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Found nothing
NOD32 Found nothing
Norman Virus Control Found nothing
Panda Antivirus Found nothing
Sophos Antivirus Found nothing
VirusBuster Found nothing
VBA32 Found nothing

# 13 Feb 2009, 2:47

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