What is WHSConnector.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 WHSConnector.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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WHSConnector.exe file information

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

The process known as Windows Home Server Connector Service belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: WHSConnector.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The WHSConnector.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 302,112 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 335,728 bytes or 376,680 bytes. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. WHSConnector.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows core file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. There is no detailed description of this service. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with WHSConnector.exe, you can uninstall Windows Home Server Connector software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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

Windows Home Server Connector is necessary to communicate with WHS
If you stop using WHS WHSconnector still loads at boot time. If you stop the process via task manager it re-instates itself. On a system without WHS it serves no purpose and just wastes memory.
  JG Weston  

Summary: Average user rating of WHSConnector.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks WHSConnector.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 WHSConnector issues

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