What is WaHelper.exe?

The genuine WaHelper.exe file is a software component of Sierra Wireless Watcher by Sierra Wireless.
Wahelper.exe is an executable file that is a part of the Sierra Wireless Watcher application, a program that is the connection manager that connects Sierra Wireless HSPA devices to the Internet. The Sierra Wireless Watcher offers automatic updates, GPS application support, and customizable features. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Sierra Wireless is a Canadian company that designs and manufactures wireless communications equipment. The company delves into the mobile broadband Internet market and covers the 2G, 3G and 4G spectrums. It sells wireless modems, routers and gateways as well as software, tools, and services. Sierra Wireless was founded in 1993 and is currently headquartered in Richmond, BC, Canada.

WaHelper stands for WatcherHelper Application

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 WaHelper.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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WaHelper.exe file information

The process known as WatcherHelper Application or WinArchiver Virtual Drive Manager belongs to software WatcherHelper Application or WinArchiver Virtual Drive or WinArchiver by Sierra Wireless ( or WinArchiver Computing or Power Software.

Description: WaHelper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The WaHelper.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 114,688 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. WaHelper.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with WaHelper.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramSierra Wireless Watcher or WinArchiver Virtual Drive or consult's Customer Service for advice.

Recommended: Identify WaHelper.exe related errors

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

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