What is AudibleDownloadHelper.exe?

The genuine AudibleDownloadHelper.exe file is a software component of Audible Download Manager by Audible.
"AudibleDownloadHelper.exe" is an executable file in windows for Audible, one of the largest audio book provider in the world, that manages downloads and libraries in the Audible Download Manager. It handles your database of downloaded books, podcasts, and other types of media. It also manages transfers from the PC to other devices like tablets, mobile phones, etc. Audible is a worldwide seller and producer of audiobooks, as well as other types of media content like radio/TV programs and digital audio data created from newspapers and magazines.

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 AudibleDownloadHelper.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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AudibleDownloadHelper.exe file information

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

The process known as Download Manager for Audible content belongs to software Audible Download Manager by Audible (

Description: AudibleDownloadHelper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file AudibleDownloadHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,125,472 bytes (80% of all occurrences), 2,126,656 bytes or 1,754,456 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The AudibleDownloadHelper.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). AudibleDownloadHelper.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with AudibleDownloadHelper.exe, you can do the following:
  1) completely remove Audible Download Manager (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) consult's Customer Service for advice.

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

super Beschreibung, die mir echt geholfen hat!!
This program is completely harmless. It comes from Audible is the world's biggest publisher of audiobooks, and a subsidiary of Amazon. If it is installed on your computer, it is because you have an Audible account. You need it because when you click a Download button on the Audible website, this program is what actually does the download.
  BoarGules   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of AudibleDownloadHelper.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks AudibleDownloadHelper.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving AudibleDownloadHelper issues

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