What is ScriptHelper.exe?

The genuine ScriptHelper.exe file is a software component of AVG SafeGuard Toolbar by AVG.
AVG SafeGuard Toolbar is a known PUP (potentially unwanted program) that hijacks web browsers by redirecting search results and changing the homepage. ScriptHelper.exe monitors executed browsers scripts (code) for misuse. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. The AVG SafeGuard Toolbar is part of the AVG Technologies family of security software. The toolbar displays security information about websites, and offers search, weather information, and features unrelated to security. AVG Technologies is a Dutch company that develops solutions in internet security, system optimization, and identity protection. AVG (originally called Grisoft) was formed in 1991 by Jan Gritzbach and Tomáš Hofer in the Czech Republic. It was acquired by Avast Software in 2016. AVG Technologies is currently based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

ScriptHelper stands for AVG Script Helper

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 ScriptHelper.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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ScriptHelper.exe file information

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

The process known as ScriptHelper Official belongs to software AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o or AVG Technologies by AVG Secure Search or AVG Technologies (

Description: ScriptHelper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ScriptHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,447,896 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 1,715,784 bytes and 9 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The ScriptHelper.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The ScriptHelper.exe file is not a Windows system file. ScriptHelper.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  • search the support area on the AVG website
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramAVG Technologies or AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.

Recommended: Identify ScriptHelper.exe related errors

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


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Best practices for resolving ScriptHelper issues

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