What is CSHelper.exe?

The genuine CSHelper.exe file is a software component of CopySafe Helper Service by Artist Scope.
CSHelper provides support for copy protected media and is a shared service accessed by different programs. The CopySafe Helper Service does not track, record or send data across the Internet and is not classified as spyware. ArtistScope provides secure copy protection and DRM solutions for media delivered from a web site, by download or distributed on CD.

CSHelper stands for CopySafe Helper Service

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 CSHelper.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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CSHelper.exe file information

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

The process known as CopySafe Helper Service belongs to software CopySafe Helper Service by unknown.

Description: CSHelper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The CSHelper.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 266,240 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 192,512 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. CSHelper.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. CSHelper.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

It has to do with CanoScan.
It's a service that is used by Artistscope products, it is not at all a trojen or security threat. In confusion visit the website and contact the authors.
  Ram   (further information)
CSHelper doesn't alter, add or delete any files and is simply a background service for ArtistScope applications.
  William   (further information)
CSHelper is required by free prog "downloadhelper" site mentions linux and MacOSx
  Paul-ET   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of CSHelper.exe: based on 2 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think CSHelper.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade CSHelper.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving CSHelper issues

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