What is QFanHelp.exe?

The genuine QFanHelp.exe file is a software component of QFan3/Fan Xpert by ASUSTeK Computer.
"QFanHelp.exe" is a file known as QFan3 or Asus Fan Xpert that is part of the AI Suite system management utility for ASUSTek motherboards. This file allows the user to adjust the processor and fan speeds while it intelligently manages the response. Many PC cases for custom-built systems have integrated control panels on the front for temperature control/fan speed adjustments in which this file would apply. In fact, Asus provides complete PC systems in which several include such integrated controls on their front panels. Asus was founded in 1989 and is a leader in computer electronics and devices. They started as a motherboard manufacturer and rapidly expanded to include phones, computer electronic devices, tablets, complete PC systems, and much more.

QFanHelp stands for Quiet Fan Help

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 QFanHelp.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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QFanHelp.exe file information

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

The process known as QFanHelp.exe belongs to software Fan Xpert by ASUSTeK Computer (

Description: QFanHelp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. QFanHelp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 601,088 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 603,136 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The software has no file description. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. QFanHelp.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ Fan Xpert.

Recommended: Identify QFanHelp.exe related errors

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

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Summary: Average user rating of QFanHelp.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks QFanHelp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving QFanHelp issues

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