What is AddonsHelper.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AddonsHelper.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AddonsHelper.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AddonsHelper
AddonsHelper.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AddonsHelper belongs to software Avira System Speedup by unknown.

Description: AddonsHelper.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AddonsHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 896,512 bytes (96% of all occurrences) or 865,792 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. AddonsHelper.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with AddonsHelper.exe, you can also visit the vendor's support site or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Avira System Speedup (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify AddonsHelper.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AddonsHelper.exe. Therefore, you should check the AddonsHelper.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

befand sich in Unterordnern zusammen mit AmazonIconInstaller.exe, FireJump_Setup.exe, SearchAnonymizerStarter.exe, gutscheinfilter_r686.exe ! vermutlich adware /spyware die es wohl irgentwo im paket giebt ;)

Summary: Average user rating of AddonsHelper.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving AddonsHelper issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AddonsHelper. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AddonsHelper.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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