What is ApplicationFrameHost.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 ApplicationFrameHost.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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ApplicationFrameHost.exe file information

The process known as Application Frame Host belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: ApplicationFrameHost.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. ApplicationFrameHost.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 36,136 bytes. 
It is a Windows system file. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. ApplicationFrameHost.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 3% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with ApplicationFrameHost.exe, you may want to do the following:
  • visit the support page
  • uninstall Microsoft Windows software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)

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

"ApplicationFrameHost.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous." ..."able to record keyboard and mouse inputs." 0%? Sounds a lot like a keylogger. How can that be 0%??
  Eli Wallik  

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

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Best practices for resolving ApplicationFrameHost issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ApplicationFrameHost. 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 ApplicationFrameHost.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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