What is SpotifyWebHelper.exe?

The genuine SpotifyWebHelper.exe file is a software component of Spotify by Spotify AB.
Spotify is, next to Amazon's Audible, one of the largest audiobook provider in the world. Spotify was launched in October 2008 in Sweden.

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 SpotifyWebHelper.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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SpotifyWebHelper.exe file information

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

The process known as SpotifyWebHelper belongs to software Spotify or BrowserAppCore Service or Equalify by Spotify.

Description: SpotifyWebHelper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The SpotifyWebHelper.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,199,576 bytes (7% of all occurrences), 1,193,176 bytes and 51 more variants. 
The SpotifyWebHelper.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). SpotifyWebHelper.exe is digitally signed. SpotifyWebHelper.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Spotify or Equalify, or ask the software vendor [1][2] for support. Click on Spotify or Equalify in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify SpotifyWebHelper.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SpotifyWebHelper.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SpotifyWebHelper.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's just the .exe for the program Spotify. It doesn't do anything but run the program.
  Brendan Davis   (further information)
It was in my startup folder causing the loading circle in my browser to circle around like it was still loading even thou the page download was complete. after I remove it, finally a was able to navigate and browse.

Summary: Average user rating of SpotifyWebHelper.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think SpotifyWebHelper.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 SpotifyWebHelper issues

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