What does the SpotifyWebHelper.exe file do?
The SpotifyWebHelper.exe process is also known as SpotifyWebHelper and is a part of Spotify or, as the case may be, ShopAtHome.com BrowserAppCore Service. This software is produced by Spotify. An obsolete or defective version of SpotifyWebHelper.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SpotifyWebHelper has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SpotifyWebHelper 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)
- SpotifyWebHelper.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SpotifyWebHelper.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SpotifyWebHelper.exe SpotifyWebHelper
SpotifyWebHelper.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SpotifyWebHelper.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,193,176 bytes (10% of all these files), 1,199,576 bytes as well as 41 other variants.
This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This SpotifyWebHelper.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This SpotifyWebHelper.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. SpotifyWebHelper.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 52% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A SpotifyWebHelper.exe file has a 49% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 1,193,176 bytes (40% of all these files), 1,168,896 bytes as well as 19 other variants. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The SpotifyWebHelper file is not part of the Windows operating system. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This SpotifyWebHelper.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). SpotifyWebHelper.exe is capable of supervise programs.
- A SpotifyWebHelper.exe file has a 58% certainty of being dangerous if it is found on C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 2,018,360 bytes (60% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 2,023,480 bytes. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This SpotifyWebHelper.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. The SpotifyWebHelper file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). SpotifyWebHelper.exe is capable of monitor other applications.
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 SpotifyWebHelper.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 SpotifyWebHelper?
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 or ShopAtHome.com BrowserAppCore Service
To remove SpotifyWebHelper 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 or ShopAtHome.com BrowserAppCore Service in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SpotifyWebHelper.exe (SpotifyWebHelper) 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 SpotifyWebHelper. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SpotifyWebHelper 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 SpotifyWebHelper.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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