What is UninstallHelper.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 UninstallHelper.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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UninstallHelper.exe file information

The process known as Uninstall Helper belongs to software Uninstall Helper by W3i (

Description: UninstallHelper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file UninstallHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 898,200 bytes. 
The program is not visible. UninstallHelper.exe is a Verisign signed file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The UninstallHelper.exe file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is digitally signed. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. UninstallHelper.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Uninstall Helper) or visit the vendor's support site.

Recommended: Identify UninstallHelper.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as UninstallHelper.exe. Therefore, you should check the UninstallHelper.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 UninstallHelper issues

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