What is ASHelper.exe?

The genuine ASHelper.exe file is a software component of AimerSoft Studio by AimerSoft Studio.
AimerSoft Studio is a suite of utility tools designed for media conversion, disc burning, and video editing. ASHelper.exe launches the helper file for AimerSoft Studio. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. AimerSoft Studio includes the AimerSoft Video Editor, DVD Ripper, YouTube Downloader, Music Recorder, DVD Creator, and Filmora Video Editor. AimerSoft Studio is a small American software company founded by John Davis in April, 2007. AimerSoft Studio primarily develops utility software for the Windows platform.

ASHelper stands for AimerSoft Studio Helper File

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 ASHelper.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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ASHelper.exe file information

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

The process known as AimerSoft Studio belongs to software AimerSoft Studio or Aimersoft Helper Compact by AimerSoft.

Description: ASHelper.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ASHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,734,144 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 2,066,432 bytes and 7 more variants. 
ASHelper.exe is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. ASHelper.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, manipulate other programs, monitor applications and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with ASHelper.exe, you can ask for help from Support, update the program to the latest version or uninstall Aimersoft Helper Compact software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If ASHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 1,666,560 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,734,144 bytes, 1,667,072 bytes, 2,066,432 bytes or 2,014,720 bytes. The program is not visible. The ASHelper.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). ASHelper.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, manipulate other programs, connect to the Internet and monitor applications.

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

Computer started running slow and freezing often. I ran a full virus scan and turned up nothing, rebooted a couple times, but nothing seemed to help. Then, opening the task manager just after rebooting, I saw Aimersoft Studio running for a few seconds, then disappearing. I never installed Aimersoft, and I know it wasn't among my startup programs last week. It doesn't appear on most lists of applications, but does show up on things specifically to find and disable startup programs. I disable it there, then find the .exe among my program files, right click on it... And my whole computer freezes up so badly that I have to disconnect power. When I boot up again, it is significantly faster, and my startup monitor still shows ASHelper as disabled; this time I can delete the files manually with no problem, and my computer is running smoothly. In conclusion: the file I had by this name is definitely a virus of some kind, and it both hides and defends itself well, but not unbeatably so. If you see this program without knowingly installing it yourself, do everything you can to disable it and then destroy with extreme prejudice.

Summary: Average user rating of ASHelper.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks ASHelper.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ASHelper issues

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