What does the SpotifyHelper.exe file do?
The SpotifyHelper.exe process is also known as SpotifyHelper.exe and is a part of Spotify. This software is produced by Spotify AB. An obsolete or defective version of SpotifyHelper.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SpotifyHelper.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SpotifyHelper.exe 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)
- SpotifyHelper.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SpotifyHelper.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SpotifyHelper.exe SpotifyHelper.exe
SpotifyHelper.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SpotifyHelper.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 374,840 bytes (47% of all these files), 613,944 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The SpotifyHelper file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). For this reason, 44% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A SpotifyHelper.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 598,072 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 610,304 bytes.
SpotifyHelper.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This SpotifyHelper.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today.
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 SpotifyHelper.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 SpotifyHelper?
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 Spotify
To remove SpotifyHelper.exe 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 Spotify in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SpotifyHelper.exe (SpotifyHelper.exe) 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 SpotifyHelper.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SpotifyHelper.exe 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 SpotifyHelper.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.