What is WSHelper.exe?
WSHelper.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if WSHelper.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
WSHelper.exe file information
Description: WSHelper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file WSHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,686,528 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 1,679,360 bytes and 6 more variants.
It is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. WSHelper.exe is able to record inputs, manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WSHelper.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WSHelper.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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