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How to uninstall AcroIEHelper

May 16, 2013

how to uninstall AcroIEHelper.

AcroIEHelper Description:

AcroIEHelper is  Internet Explorer® (IE)  application for displaying .pdf files.

AcroIEHelper is software installed in your computer with features that may or may not bring additional value while you work on your computer or surf the Internet.

Sometimes people don’t know where they got AcroIEHelper or how it ended up on their computers. It might have been installed as part of a set of programs called software bundles or by some other way. If you want to remove AcroIEHelper from your computer, follow the instructions below.

Why remove AcroIEHelper?

You may have a reason to remove AcroIEHelper from your computer. Perhaps you are dissatisfied with its features, or don’t want it to consume your computer storage and memory space which often slows down the operating system and interrupts computer performance, or some other reason.

AcroIEHelper Details:

Name: AcroIEHelper
Developer: Adobe Systems Incorporated
Files: %COMMONFILES%\ADOBE\ACROBAT\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.DLL
  %PROGRAMFILES%\ADOBE\ACROBAT 7.0\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.DLL
Operating system: W98,WXP

The easiest way to uninstall the AcroIEHelper:

The steps below show you how to  remove the AcroIEHelper and keep your computer clean and optimized:

How to uninstall AcroIEHelper manually from Windows XP®, Windows Vista® and Windows® 7:

  1. Go to “Start > Control Panel > Add or remove programs”.
  2. Select the “AcroIEHelper” application in the list and click on the “Remove” button.
  3. Go through all the dialog of the uninstaller and remove the AcroIEHelper with all components.
  4. Once the process has finished, click on the “OK” button.

Manual uninstalling AcroIEHelper in Windows® 8 Metro:

  1. Right-click on the AcroIEHelper tile you want to remove.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, a new bar will appear.
  3. Click the “Uninstall” icon.
  4. The classic “Program and Features” section of the Control Panel is opened.
  5. Simply right-click on the AcroIEHelper and select “Uninstall”.

Manual uninstalling AcroIEHelper in the Windows® 8 Control Panel:

  1. From the Start screen, place your mouse cursor to the bottom-right corner of the screen to display the side bar.
  2. Click the “Search” icon.
  3. In the search box, type “Control Panel” and click the “Apps” tile (option).
  4. A list of results will be displayed, including “Control Panel”. Click it.
  5. The classic “Program and Features” section of the Control Panel is opened.
  6. Simply right-click on the AcroIEHelper and select “Uninstall”.
  7. Go through all the dialog of the uninstaller and remove the AcroIEHelper with all its components.

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