What is Spnuhelper.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 Spnuhelper.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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Spnuhelper.exe file information

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

The process known as Spnuhelper.exe belongs to software SharePort Utility or SharePort Plus by unknown.

Description: Spnuhelper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Spnuhelper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,152 bytes (73% of all occurrences) or 40,960 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with Spnuhelper.exe, you may also uninstall the software SharePort Utility or SharePort Plus using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

In my case I use a shareport utility to get to my 1 TB external HDD hooked directly to my Dlink router. I've never had any issues with the program. I've given it a important for Windows or "an installed application" ++ because it's the only way to communicate with the external drive attached to the router. Hope this find you well.
To add to the description "The process known as Spnuhelper.exe belongs to software SharePort Utility or SharePort Plus by unknown."... it is by D-Link.

Summary: Average user rating of Spnuhelper.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks Spnuhelper.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving Spnuhelper issues

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