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What does the wltuser.exe file do?

The wltuser.exe process is also known as Windows Live Toolbar User Elevation Helper or, as the case may be, Windows Live Toolbar Beta User Elevation Helper and is a part of Windows Live Toolbar or, as the case may be, Windows Live Essentials. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of wltuser.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 wltuser.exe wltuser.exe

wltuser.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file wltuser.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 224,632 bytes (81% of all these files), 224,600 bytes, 223,584 bytes or, as the case may be, 134,160 bytes.
This wltuser program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. For this reason, 31% 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 wltuser.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 wltuser?

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 Live Toolbar or Windows Live Essentials

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To remove wltuser.exe 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 Windows Live Toolbar or Windows Live Essentials in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if wltuser.exe (wltuser.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 wltuser.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for wltuser.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 wltuser.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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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