What is Communications_Helper.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 Communications_Helper.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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Communications_Helper.exe file information

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

The process known as Communications Manager or Logitech Communications Manager belongs to software Logitech QuickCam or Logitech or Logitech Communications Manager by Logitech (

Description: Communications_Helper.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Communications_Helper.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 563,984 bytes (56% of all occurrences), 565,008 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is not visible. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Communications_Helper.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Logitech provides a website for help [1][2] and for updates. There is also an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ Logitech QuickCam or Logitech Communications Manager).

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

...läuft im Hintergrund ist ein "Vermittler" zwischen Logitech und Skype, sie gehört zum Logitech Softwarepaket
Logitech Inc. Communications_Helper.exe Communications Manager
It refuses to let me skype
Communications_Helper.exe is a Digital camera driver component from Logitech Inc.

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Summary: Average user rating of Communications_Helper.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving Communications_Helper issues

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