What is alhlp.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 alhlp.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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Alhlp.exe file information

The process known as Anti-Leech plugin helper program belongs to software Anti-Leech plugin or Anti-Leech Plugin for by Icenet (

Description: Alhlp.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file alhlp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 32,768 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The alhlp.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could completely remove Anti-Leech Plugin for (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify alhlp.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as alhlp.exe. Therefore, you should check the alhlp.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

Browserplugin, der zum downloaden bestimmter Datein notwendig ist
  DA   (further information)
Do not download it, even if you are aware of. I have a 3000+ cpu amd64bit and my comp got as slow as it could get, after killing process : alhlp.exe everything had its normal speed back!
  Anti Anti-Leech!!!  
sucks a lot of cpu power

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of alhlp.exe: based on 6 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks alhlp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think alhlp.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving alhlp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with alhlp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the alhlp.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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