WSHelper.exe – What it is, Uses, How to Fix it?

WSHelper.exe is a software developed by Wondershare Software Co., Ltd. for the Windows OS. This wshelper.exe file is helpful in interpreting keystrokes, changing behavior of other applications, sending out information to the Internet and supervision of programs. As a result, there are high chances that this file can be corrupted and can cause problems to your computer. Also, using an obsolete version of WSHelper.exe can make your computer slow and even give errors while performing some operations.

What is WSHelper.exe

This file has capability to record the keyboard, mouse and internet activity. Thus, it might be dangerous if hacked by a malware or virus. The WSHelper.exe is not an mandatory file for the Windows operating system, however users have reported that it cause problem.  This executable file is usually found in Windows 10/8/7/XP version.

File Location

The default location of WSHelper.exe in your system is:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Wondershare\Wondershare Helper Compact.

Usually, the size of this file is 1,994,750 bytes or 2,072,930 bytes

Error Errors related to Wshelper.exe

WSHelper.exe is a file that improves the performance of your machine, but at the same time it can also be a way for harmful virus and Trojan to enter your system.

You might seen “WSHelper.exe – System Error” message that says:

“The program can’t start because DAQExp.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.”

Like many other executable files, many harmful viruses can disguise as WSHelper.exe and get inside your computer through email, fake software downloads and network sharing.

Once the virus has entered your computer, it will start monitoring your web activity and collecting sensitive information including your passwords and even bank account details. It will immediately shut down all security processes as well, which can further bring in many other malware and worms, including ransomware into your system. You can also face problems due to this virus in your system, like :

  • Software failure
  • Crashing drives
  • Malfunctioning applications
  • Data loss
  • Boot errors

 Common WSHelper.exe Error Message

Following are common errors that you might see on your Windows system:

  • WSHelper.exe file is missing
  • WSHelper.exe not found
  • WSHelper.exe failed to load

Make sure to have good antivirus and ransomware to keep your system secure from malware and virus.

uninstall How to uninstall

If WSHelper.exe is giving you errors while performing any operations, check for the file location. If it is located anywhere except the default location, it is most likely to be a virus that can cause irreparable damage to your computer and the first thing that should be done is to uninstall it.

  • To uninstall the file, click on Start and look for Control Panel.
  • Click on Uninstall a program and find Wondershare Studio in the list of programs.
  • Click on Uninstall and restart your computer.
  • Check for the folder and if it is still there, consult an expert technician.

Always make sure that you have a professional antivirus installed on your system to keep a check on such errors.

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Article by: Neeraj

Neeraj worked in an MNC company as Admin. He has good knowledge in Operating System, Excel and Browser.