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What does the LastFMHelper.exe file do?

The LastFMHelper.exe process is also known as Last.fm Helper and is a part of Last.fm. This software is produced by Last.fm (www.last.fm). An obsolete or defective version of LastFMHelper.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about LastFMHelper.exe Last.fm Helper

LastFMHelper.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file LastFMHelper.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 106,496 bytes (78% of all these files), 65,536 bytes or, as the case may be, 151,220 bytes.
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This LastFMHelper.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). This process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The LastFMHelper file is not part of the Windows operating system. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 60% 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 LastFMHelper.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 LastFMHelper?

Sendet gespielte Musikstücke an last.fm.
A plugin for windows media player that monitors music you listen to (further information...)
Last FM music playist file

Summary: 5 users judge LastFMHelper.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall Last.fm

LastFMHelper.exe Last.fm Helper fix

To remove Last.fm Helper from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Last.fm in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if LastFMHelper.exe (Last.fm Helper) 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 Last.fm Helper. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Last.fm Helper 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 LastFMHelper.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.

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