What is appnhost.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 appnhost.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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Appnhost.exe file information

The process known as Native Host for Apps belongs to software AppNHost by Mixesoft Project.

Description: Appnhost.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Appnhost.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 453,176 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The file is digitally signed. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The program has no visible window. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with appnhost.exe, you could also do the following:
  1) uninstall the software AppNHost using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) look for help on the website.

Recommended: Identify appnhost.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as appnhost.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the appnhost.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

This is a Chrome browser app for Click&Clean
It is an extension for Chrome that can be used as a powerful private data Cleaner. Deletes typed URLs, Cache, Cookies, your Download and Browsing History, with just 1-click on Click&Clean button
  Ax   (further information)
Es ist eine Chrome-Erweiterung, ein private data Cleaner.
    (further information)
in the use of Google chrome it realy helpful to keep CLICK&CLEAN a freeware extension to have some kind od privacy back ;)
This is from Chrome browser app for Click&Clean. It is not dangerous.
click and clean app nothing wrong with it
This is a part of Click&Clean chrome extension on Windows. Good and useful application.
  Jeff Cobain   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of appnhost.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. One user thinks appnhost.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving appnhost issues

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