What does the fhelper.exe file do?
The fhelper.exe process is also known as svchost and is a part of Windows. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of fhelper.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- svchost has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- svchost 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)
- fhelper.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module fhelper.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about fhelper.exe svchost
fhelper.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file fhelper.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
The file size is 10,240 bytes.
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 fhelper.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This fhelper.exe process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. fhelper.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 65% 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 fhelper.exe. 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 fhelper?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Windows
To remove svchost from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Windows in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if fhelper.exe (svchost) 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 svchost. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for svchost 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 fhelper.exe 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.