What is SpotifyHelper.exe?

The genuine SpotifyHelper.exe file is a software component of Spotify by Spotify AB.
The file is part of 'Spotify' - a free program providing millions of songs and audio books at your fingertips. Downoadable on mobile a user can listen to artists, albums and playlists in shuffle mode or choose a ready-made playlist. On tablet and computer users can play any song, any time. Spotify was launched in October 2008 by Swedish startup Spotify AB.

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 SpotifyHelper.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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SpotifyHelper.exe file information

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

The process known as SpotifyHelper.exe belongs to software Spotify or Equalify by Spotify AB.

Description: SpotifyHelper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SpotifyHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 374,840 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 610,304 bytes and 7 more variants. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous.

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

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