What is AcroIEHelperShim.dll?

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

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

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

AcroIEHelperShim.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 AcroIEHelperShim.dll.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on AcroIEHelperShim.dll:

PropertyValue
Product nameAcroIEHelperShim Library
Company nameAdobe Systems Incorporated
File descriptionAdobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer
Internal nameAcroIEHelperShim
Original filenameAcroIEHelperShim.DLL
Legal copyrightCopyright 1984-2009 Adobe Systems Incorporated and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Product version9.1.0.2009022700
File version9.1.0.2009022700

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

Product nameAcroIEHelperShim Library
Company nameAdobe Systems Incorporated
File descriptionAdobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer
Internal nameAcroIEHelperShim
Original filenameAcroIEHelperShim.DLL
Legal copyrightCopyright 1984-2009 Adobe Systems In..
Product version9.1.0.2009022700
File version9.1.0.2009022700

Digital signatures [?]

AcroIEHelperShim.dll has a valid digital signature.

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

VirusTotal report

None of the 51 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the AcroIEHelperShim.dll file.

None of the 51 anti-virus programs detected the AcroIEHelperShim.dll file.

Folder name variants

AcroIEHelperShim.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 [?]

PropertyValue
MD55cf6190cd875da6b35256fee573e7908
SHA25623d6b0b642f1067a4f5c897014bca911b4c25832ea7d5ac6889854b2cd1f915f

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 19% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 64 users.

User vote results: There were 12 votes to remove and 52 votes to keep

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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Roger Karlsson writes

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AcroIEHelperShim.dll is part of Adobe Reader 9.

# 3 Nov 2009, 1:22

Klaus writes

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Hi, wish you well. Keep up with the good job. I'm still deciding whether to install your software, but meanwhile, a general suggestion: Sometimes one wants also to remove legitimate objects, which is my case, in order to speed up the startup procedures and to release memory. Therefore, it would be helpful to know exactly what each process does, in order to decide. Thus my suggestion is to complete your list with this additional information.
Best regards from São Paulo, Brazil,
Klaus

# 17 Apr 2012, 10:57

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Klaus: Thanks for the feedback!

# 23 Apr 2012, 13:13

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