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What is Wondershare Helper Compact.exe? How To Remove Or Fix WS Helper Compact

So, have you been wondering what the Wondershare Helper Compact.exe is? If yes, then worry no more because this post is packed with everything you need to know about this file.

I believe that you will be able to make a sound decision if you should remove it from your PC or leave it. Also, I will explain in detail how you can fix or remove it in case you encounter any errors that might be associated with this file.

That said, let’s keep rolling.

What is Wondershare Helper Compact.exe?

The Wondershare Helper Compact.exe is an executable file that is part of the Wondershare DVD Creator 2.6.4.

This program was developed by Wondershare Software, and it is usually about 79.52 MB in size.

Wondershare Helper Compact.exe

What does .exe mean?

In less technical terms, a .exe is simply a file extension name that shows that a particular file is an executable file. Mostly, setups are the ones that have such file extensions.

Are executable files safe?

According to reports found online by experts, not all executable files are safe. There are cases where executable files can become harmful and damage your PC. If you want to know if the Wondershare Helper Compact.exe file you found on your computer is a virus or trojan horse that you should delete, or whether it is a valid Windows operating system file or a reliable application, then keep reading.

Is Wondershare Helper Compact.exe safe, or is it a virus or malware?

This file can be safe, and at the same time, it can be harmful to your PC. Whether the Wondershare file is a valid Windows file or a malware will entirely depend on the properties and attributes it possesses.

Before you decide to remove an executable file from your PC, you should first determine if that specific file is a legitimate Windows process or a virus. What will help you figure this out is the location of the executable itself?

Usually, a process like Wondershare Helper Compact.exe should run from C:\Program Files\Wondershare\DVD Creator\DVDCreator.exe and not anywhere else.

If you want to confirm the location from which a file is running, you can use the task management approach.

To do this:
  1. Hit the Windows key + X on your keyboard.
  2. A window will open with a list of options. Click on the Task manager option. This action will open the Task Manager window.
  3. Once the Task Manager window is open, go ahead and click on to the View tab.
  4. Now select Columns and then choose “Image Path Name.” Doing this will help you to add a location column to your Task Manager.
  5. After that, skim through the list of running processes and find the Wondershare Helper Comact.exe file. Navigate to the location column, and if you find that it is running from a suspicious directory that is different from the one I have mentioned above, then that poses some questions. It will be a good idea to investigate this process further.

Alternative method to detect the location of Wondershare Helper Compact.exe

Apart from using the Task Manager approach to find out the location from which this file is executing from, you can use Microsoft’s Process Explorer. 

To do this:

  1. Hit Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys on your keyboard simultaneously to start the program. Please note that this program does not require installation.
  2. After you have fired it up, go ahead, and activate “Check Legends.” You can find this selection under the Options tab.
  3. Once you activate the Check Legends, click on to the View tab.
  4. Select Columns and add “Verified Signer” as one of the columns.
  5. Now find the Wondershare executable file from the list of processes. Navigate o the Verified Signer column, and if you see that the “Verified Signer” status of this process is listed as “Unable to Verify,” you should take a moment look at the process.

NOTE

Not all good Windows processes have a Verified Signature label, and neither do any bad ones.

Essential facts about Wondershare Helper Compact.exe

When dealing with executable files, there are certain things you should look out for. These facts are essential because they are the ideal guidelines for deciding if the Wondershare file on your PC is genuine or a virus.

When you check the executable file’s location using any of the procedures above, you should also consider the following facts about Wondershare Helper Compact.exe:
  1. Located in C:\Program Files\Wondershare\DVD Creator\ subfolder.
  2. Publisher: Wondershare Software.
  3. Full Path: C:\Program Files\Wondershare\DVD Creator\DVDCreator.exe.
  4. Help file: cbs.wondershare.com/go.php?pid=619&m=ds.
  5. Publisher URL: www.wondershare.com.
  6. They are known to be up to 79.52 MB in size on most Windows.

If you have been having problems or receiving errors caused by this file, the above facts will help you determine if it’s trustworthy before deleting Wondershare Helper Compact.exe. I have just shown you the two methods for doing this: the Task Manager approach and Microsoft’s Process Explorer approach.

Find the location of the executable file (it should be in C:\Program Files\Wondershare\DVD Creator\) and compare its properties like size and other features with the above facts. After this, you will be able to make an educated decision on whether you should delete it or not.

What should you do if you find any differences?

After examining this executable file and suspecting that your PC may be infected with a virus, you must attempt to fix it immediately.

Immediate fixes are usually necessary because you will not run into serious problems that might have been caused by the virus.

In that case, deleting Wondershare is the best option.

To delete the Wondershare Helper Compact.exe virus, you should first download and install a full security application like Malwarebytes. I am recommending this tool because I have tried to use other security applications without success. Therefore, while you are trying to use something different from Malwarebytes, keep in mind that not all tools can detect every type of malware. You may need to try several options before you succeed in this quest.

Additionally, please note that the functionality of the virus may itself affect the deletion of Wondershare Helper Compact.exe. If you are stuck in this process, don’t panic about it. You can get through it if you enable Safe Mode with Networking. This is a secure environment that will disable most processes that might be affecting the deletion of the virus. When you load your PC in Safe Mode with Networking, it will only load the essential services and drivers. Once your Windows loads into safe mode, you can run a security program and complete a system analysis.

Can I remove or delete Wondershare Helper Compact.exe?

This is a tricky question to answer, but if you determine that the file is unsafe, you can delete it.

However, you should not delete a safe executable file without a valid reason. If the file is safe and you happen to remove it, it may affect the performance of any associated programs that use that file.

Mostly, keeping your software and programs up to date will help you to avoid future problems caused by corrupted files. If you were facing issues that were related to software functionality, you should check driver and software updates more often, so there is little or no risk of such problems occurring.

Expert Stats:

After reviewing several stats about how people react to this file, 19% of people usually remove the Wondershare Helper Compact.exe file so it may be harmless.

Please keep in mind that as much as you want to keep your PC safe, it is recommended that you first check the trustworthiness of this executable file yourself. This will help you to determine if it is safe or a virus. Don’t just follow the wind and remove the file just because others are doing so.

You can perform a complete system analysis with Reimage if you happen to suspect a file. Reimage is one of the best diagnostic tools for suspicious files. After analyzing the files, it will classify them as malicious or safe. If the file is classified as malicious, this application will delete Wondershare Helper Compact.exe and get rid of the associated malware.

However, if it is not a virus and you need to delete Wondershare Helper Compact.exe, then you can uninstall Wondershare DVD Creator 2.6.4 from your computer using its uninstaller, which should be located at: “C:\Program Files\Wondershare\DVD Creator\unins000.exe”.

If you cannot find it’s an uninstaller, then you may need to uninstall Wondershare DVD Creator 2.6.4 to completely delete Wondershare Helper Compact.exe.

You can use the Add/Remove Program function in the Windows Control Panel.
  1. Hit Windows Key + Q to open a search box.
  2. Type Control Panel, and then click on the first option to open the control panel window.
  3. Under Programs, for Windows Vista/7/8.1/10: Click Uninstall a Program and for Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Browse through the programs listed and then locate the program Wondershare DVD Creator 2.6.4.
  5. Now click it, and then if you are using Windows Vista/7/8.1/10: Click Uninstall and for those of you using Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  6. Finally, follow the on-screen instructions to remove Wondershare DVD Creator 2.6.4.
  7. Restart your computer and check if you were able to remove the Wondershare DVD Creator 2.6.4. executable file.

Common Wondershare Helper Compact.exe error messages

As you will be dealing with this file, it is crucial to keep an eye on some error messages that might be caused by this file. If the file is not safe for your PC, it will lead to various problems.

If you realized that this file not safe late, then I believe you have encountered some of the errors I have listed below. However, running into such errors does not mean that nothing can be done to fix them. I have listed and described several ways to help you go through this. But before that, here are the most common Wondershare Helper Compact.exe errors that can appear:

  1. Wondershare Helper Compact.exe Application Error.
  2. Wondershare Helper Compact.exe failed.
  3. Faulting Application Path: Wondershare Helper Compact.exe.
  4. Wondershare Helper Compact.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  5. Wondershare Helper Compact.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  6. Cannot find Wondershare Helper Compact.exe.
  7. Wondershare Helper Compact.exe is not running.
  8. Wondershare Helper Compact.exe not found.
  9. Error starting program: Wondershare Helper Compact.exe.

When do these error messages occur?

Well, the above .exe error messages can pop up when you are installing a particular program. There are cases where users had reported this issue when they were executing or running associate software programs that depend on the Wondershare Helper Compact.exe.

Also, during the startup or shutdown of Windows, or even during the installation of the Windows operating system, one of the above errors can show up.

It is crucial to keep a record of when and where your Wondershare Helper Compact.exe error occurs. This information will be useful when it comes to troubleshooting.

How to fix Wondershare Helper Compact.exe

If your computer is well maintained and clean, then that is one of the best ways you can adopt to avoid any future problems with Wondershare Helper Compact.exe.

What I mean is that you should often run malware scans and clean your hard disk using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow. Also, you should always remove or uninstall programs and applications that you no longer need. Some programs are just on your PC to fill up space and cause problems. Therefore, always monitor any auto-start programs (with msconfig). Additionally, enable automatic Windows updates. This is very helpful as Windows updates do come with bug fixes that can just handle some rampant issues.

While you do all of the above, it is also important that you make regular backups or at least define recovery points.

Remembering the last thing you did or the last thing you installed before the problem is important when it comes to .exe files.

You can also try to use the resmon command in the command prompt terminal to identify some of the processes that are causing your problem.

You might find the problem to be very serious and disturbing such that you are convinced to reinstall Windows. My advice is to try to repair your installation instead of doing a complete reinstallation.

You can repair Windows 8 by executing the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth. This allows you to repair the operating system without data loss.

Additional tool

The Security Task Manager can help you analyze the Helper Compact.exe process on your computer. It is such a reliable software since it displays all Windows tasks running, including built-in hidden processes such as the keyboard and browser monitoring or auto-start entries. A single security risk rating indicates the probability that it is spyware, malware, or a potential Trojan horse. This anti-virus detects and removes spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware, and trackers from your hard disk.

Please note that it doesn’t matter what type of Windows version you are using. The Wondershare Helper Compact.exe errors can occur in any of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows ME

Method 1: Using the Application Manager

Every computer hat is installed with the Windows Operating System has an application manager. The application manager is where all the installed packages are displayed.

The application manager usually lists the version and the installation dates that the program was installed and when it was last updated.

In our attempt to fix the issues related to the Wondershare executable file, we will try to uninstall Wondershare Helper Compact using the default application manager. Later on, we can check and see if this does the trick.

When doing this, you should make sure that you are logged in your system as an administrator r before proceeding.

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run box.
  2. Once it opens, type “appwiz.cpl” in the dialogue box and then press Enter.
  3. When the application manager opens, search for the entry of Wondershare.
  4. Right-click on it and then select Uninstall. Please note that if you want everything to work perfectly well, you should uninstall all Wondershare products.
  5. After uninstalling all Wondershare products, restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.

If you did not find the Wondershare application listed in the application manager, you could attempt to uninstall it using your settings.

The Settings application also has the option to uninstall applications directly with a click of a button.
  1. Hit Windows + I on your keyboard in order to launch the Settings.
  2. Next, click on the sub-category of Apps.
  3. Search for Wondershare products.
  4. Click on them once and select Uninstall.
  5. Restart your computer after performing the above actions and check if the application is uninstalled successfully.

Method 2: Deleting File Leftovers

Sometimes uninstalling the Wondershare software using the above steps doesn’t completely remove all the software modules from your PC.

See, when you uninstall a program, all the linking and leftover files are deleted automatically. However, this is not the case for Wondershare.

In this solution, I will show you how you can navigate to several different file locations and delete all the entries of Wondershare manually.

Before you proceed, make sure that you have administrator access to perform this method.

  1. Hit Windows + E button on your keyboard and then navigate to the following file locations:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Wondershare
  • C:\Program Files (x86)
  • The C:\Program Data folder
  • C:\Users\<Username>\Documents
  • C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming
  • The C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local folder
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\
  1. If you find the file/folders related to Wondershare, delete them one by one from all the locations listed above. Also, make sure that you delete the following file (if present).
  • C:\Users\<Username>\Downloads\mobile-transfer.exe
deleting file left overs -Wondershare Helper Compact.exe

Note: Don’t delete any other package, as this might render it unusable. After deleting all the entries, restart your computer properly and check if the issue is resolved.

Method 3: Delete Registry Entries

Windows Operating System usually works in a very organized manner. Whenever you install an application, Windows installs it and gets or creates a unique registry entry as well.

If you are wondering why registry entries are, they are entities that help the computer in operating the software package. These entries provide additional information to the operating system whenever required.

When I was trying to fix the wondershare problem using the uninstall procedures above, I came across a scenario where uninstalling the software didn’t delete the registry entries and Wondershare Helper Compact still caused inconveniences.

For us to completely be safe, this method will help you out.

First of all, we will install a third-party application and use it to search for Wondershare and delete all the entries manually.

  1. Right-click on this link Registry Scanner’s download website then select open in a new tab.
  2. Once you are on the registry scanner download page, download the latest version of the software to an accessible location, preferably on your desktop.
  3. Extract the contents of the file if you downloaded it as a Zip file.
  4. After extracting all the contents, Right-Click on it, then select the run as an administrator.
  5. A window will pop up, asking you to enter the string which you want to search—just key in the word Wondershare in the dialogue box.
  6. Click on Scan present at the bottom of the window.
  7. After the scan, make sure that you delete whichever entry that comes forward.
  8. After deleting all the entries of Wondershare, restart your computer and check if the software is completely erased from your computer.

NOTE: 

Please note that if you happen to delete wrong registry keys that are not related to the Wondershare Helper Compact.exe can damage your computer a lot.

Please check out this article of How to Back Up and Restore the Registry on Windows 7, 8, and 10 and backup your registry just in case something goes wrong. Also, don’t unnecessarily delete the registries from your computer, which aren’t related to Wondershare.

Method 4: Uninstalling using IObit Uninstaller

If none of the above methods has helped you to fix the error associated with this executable file, the next thing you should do is to uninstall Wondershare applications.

You can do this using the third-party application IObit Uninstaller. This app is known for its effectiveness in uninstalling the entire application’s files and registry entries with a click of a button.

  1. Click on this link IObit’s official website to navigate to the download page.
  2. Once you are on the download page, download the free version to your desktop.
  3. Right-click on the executable file and select run as an administrator. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the application on your computer and run it.
  4. Once the installation is successful, search through the entries and then locate Wondershare. 
  5. Check-mark the checkbox associated with Wondershare and then click on the Uninstall button.
  6. The IObit will now uninstall the package.
  7. Restart your computer after the uninstallation process is done and see if the issue is resolved.

Method 5: Restore your operating system

If the solutions I have listed above did not fix the issues, and you still cannot get Wondershare out of your system, you can perform a system restore after backing your data safely.

For those of you who haven’t worked with restore points and system restore, what is does is that system restore rollbacks your Windows to the last time it was working correctly.

It does this using the system restore points that were either created automatically or the ones you created. Also, system restore points can be created when you install programs on your computer.

The restoring mechanism automatically creates backups either periodically or in-time whenever you install a new update or an application.

Either way, an entry will automatically be created when you installed Wondershare. You can use that particular restore point, or you can restore it from a point made before installing the software.

To perform a system restore, follow the instructions below:

  1. Press Windows + Q to launch the start menu’s search bar.
  2. Type “restore” in the search box and then select the first program which comes in the result.
  3. One in the restore settings, press System Restore. You can find this option at the beginning of the window under the tab of System Protection.
  4. When the restore wizard opens, follow the on-screen instructions to restore your system. You can either select the recommended restore point or choose a different restore point.
  5. Press Next and proceed with all the further instructions.
  6. Afterward, select the restore point from the list of options available. If you have more than one system restore points, they will be listed here.,
  7. Now windows will confirm your actions for the last time before it starts the system restore process. Save all your work and backup important files just in case and proceed with the process.

Method 6: Download or reinstall Wondershare Helper Compact.exe

Experts do not recommend you to download replacement exe files from any download sites. If you download an executable file from just any website, you might download a already corrupted file or one that contains viruses. Therefore, it is good that if you need to download or reinstall Wondershare Helper Compact.exe, you should reinstall the main application associated with it Wondershare DVD Creator 2.6.4.

Earlier on, we said that you could use the cleanmgr, sfc/scannow, and MSConfig to fix any issues related to this file. If you haven’t managed to fix this issue up to now, you can follow the instructions below:

Method 7: Use cleanmgr

Your Operating system may slow down because of the overloading of processes.

In this case, you can take advantage of the Disk Cleanup tool, which will help you fix any errors associated with this executable file in no time.

Here is what you should do:

  1. Hit the Windows key +Q. This command will open the search box.
  2. Type the word cmd in the search box and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys simultaneously in order for it to run.
  3. Grant the administrator privileges when prompted
  4. After the CMD window/terminal opens, type in this command cleanmgr.
  5. Now press the enter key on the keyboard in order to initiate the clean process.

The error message should now be fixed.

Method 8: Use sfc/scannow

When you install an operating system on your PC, it will install an inbuilt system application which you can always use to find any bugs and errors on your PC.

The System File Checker (sfc) is one of those apps that you can use in Windows to scan for bugs.

To fix any errors associated with the Compact.exe, simply follow the steps that are described below. This should work with the latest version of Windows that: Windows 8 and Windows 10.

  1. Start by pressing Windows + Q keys on your keyboard in order to fire up the windows search box.
  2. In the search box type CMD and then simultaneously press of the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys.
  3. Click on the yes button in order to grant admin permissions for you to open the Command Prompt terminal.
  4. Now, type this command sfc/scannow into the command prompt window and then press the Enter key.
  5. Be patient for the process to finish and then proceed with the task that triggered the error and see if it is fixed.

Method 8: Use MSConfig

If you don’t know what the Msconfig command means, then don’t worry. It is nothing that can harm your PC or files.

What it means in less technical terms is that it is the Microsoft System Configuration Utility that you can use to solve problems regarding any issue.

In order to have only the most important and crucial Windows drivers, you can follow the given steps:

  1. Hit the Windows key + R on your keyboard in order to open the Run dialogue box
  2. In the text field, type in the word CMD and then click OK or hit the Enter button.
  3. The above steps will open the Command Prompt terminal. Now you need to type in this command msconfig 
  4. Afterward, press the enter key on your keyboard.
  5. Click on yes if you are asked for administrator permissions.
  6. Be patient and wait for the entire process to complete then text to see if the error associated with the Compact.exe file is fixed.

Conclusion

The above processes should help you to fix any problems that are associated with the Wondershare Helper Compact.exe.

If you have any questions regarding this file, please ask them in the comment section below, and we will respond to them in a while.

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How To Use Whatsapp Without Number 2020

WhatsApp has turned out to be a popular app and has emerged to be one of the most used apps ever developed. The app has become useful, such that its developers have gone ahead to design its versions for Windows and macOS. The demand has risen, and now users want to use WhatsApp without number. However, the question is, is it possible?

Well, there is only one way to find out.

Want to know what it is?

Keep on reading, and I believe you will find useful information regarding the same.

Here is what users have been asking in groups and forums:

  1. “How to verify WhatsApp without code?
  2. I want to use WhatsApp without a phone number, but I can’t find any solution! How do I go about it?”

If you have been using WhatsApp for quite some time, you already know how strict the app can be.

For example, you cannot have two WhatsApp accounts registered with the same mobile number. If you wish to use WhatsApp, then you got to register using a working phone number and verify it.

Strict right?

But there is some good news.

Even though this application tends to be strict on users, there are some loopholes in the entire registration process, and we can take advantage of it and be able to use WhatsApp without a phone.

I know you think that I have written the above statement by mistake.

You have read it right! There is nothing wrong with it. If you want to use WhatsApp without a phone number, you can do so; it is possible for you to get access to WhatsApp without a phone or even sharing your number.

If you think it is impossible, then I dare you to keep reading and learn how to use WhatsApp without number on your own!

Can you use WhatsApp without a Phone?

Several readers have also raised this question, and I thought it would be wise to include it in this post.

Yes, you can use WhatsApp without a phone. However, you must use a PC. It doesn’t matter which operating system you are using. Be it Windows or macOS. See this article for ways on how you can do this.

Before I show you how you can use WhatsApp without a phone, there are several things that you should know.

For you to be able to use the WhatsApp Messenger application on your Android phone, iOS, or Windows Phone, you will first be required to install the app itself on a working device. The device should have a stable internet connection.

Usually, when setting up and configuring your WhatsApp account, you will be asked to input your phone number. Afterward, a one-time verification code generated by WhatsApp will be sent to that particular phone number you’ve provided.

Not this part is the most important. It is the exact stage where you need to be careful if you wish to use WhatsApp without a phone number.

When you are asked to enter your phone number, don’t provide them with your real number. Instead, what you should do is to submit a number or even get a virtual number.

If you do this, you will be able to access WhatsApp without providing your real personal phone number. But that’s not all you to be done. I have listed all the techniques in the next section.

How to Use WhatsApp without a Phone Number?

There are two ways that you can implement in order to use WhatsApp without a phone number.

The first method is to try the landline way. By this, you will be linking WhatsApp to a landline (fixed line) number. The other method is to use a temporarily generated number.

Let’s dive right in.

Method 1: Link WhatsApp with a Landline Number

This method is the easiest solution to use WhatsApp without a phone number.

We will be entering a working number for WhatsApp to link to those of you who have landlines. The idea behind this is that the number we are using is not a personal mobile number.

Here’s how to use WhatsApp without code or SMS verification.

  1. To start with, download and install the WhatsApp application on your device.
  2. Open it and start the initial setup. For those of you who already have a WhatsApp account activated on the mobile device or PC, you will first need to delete it and then reinstall it.

NOTE:

Before you go ahead and uninstall your WhatsApp, we recommend that you back up your WhatsApp to the computer first.

  1. Next, open the app and instead of providing a personal mobile number, just key in the fixed landline digits with the country and state code. When you see the options to verify the number, do choose to verify using the SMS method. Just select the option to call on the number to verify it, and then tap on it to continue.
  2. You can also use the SMS verification method, but you will have to wait for a while. Often, this process fails to deliver the verification code to your fixed number. When it fails, WhatsApp will suggest to call the number and pronounce the verification code to you.
  3. Wait for a while until you get a call on your landline number, delivering the verification code. Once you verify the account, that will be it!
  4. Now you can just enter the recently received code, authenticate the number, and start using WhatsApp.

Method 2: Using a Temporary or Virtual Number

I prefer this method because it is a perfect solution to use WhatsApp without a phone number.

This is also the best method for those of you who don’t have a landline.

To perfectly get through this, we will have to make use of the assistance of a temporary or a virtual number to authenticate our WhatsApp account.

Out of all the third-party apps we have reviewed, TextNow is the reliable app that we found to be working well on both Android and iPhone.

Below is how to use WhatsApp without number using TextNow.

  1. Download the TextNow application on your Android or iOS device from the link above.
  2. Install the application, and once the installation process is complete, launch it.
  3. When you run or open the app, it will ask for your area code. Please provide the exact area code, and the app will generate five options for you to pick from. From th five options, select a number from here and complete the setup.
Whatsapp Without Number -TextNow
  1. Once you have a virtual number with you, download and install WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. In the phone number text box, don’t enter your phone number; instead, enter the temporary number that has been generated by TextNow.
  3. Wait for a while for the SMS verification to be canceled and choose to call the number instead.
  4. Make sure that the TextNow app is running in the background. If you had closed it, launch it immediately so that you can receive the call.
  5. If the app is running, you will get an authentication call on your TextNow number, stating the WhatsApp verification code.
  6. Once you have the verification code for your virtual number, you can launch WhatsApp and complete the initial setup.

These two methods should get you going, and you can now be able to use WhatsApp without having to activate it with your phone number.

Something else came out when I was testing and researching about using WhatsApp without number. People are asking if you can verify WhatsApp without the verification code.

How to Verify WhatsApp without Code?

Is this even possible?

I know that is the question that has come in your mind, and I like it that it has come to your attention. Let’s find out what I have in store for you.

Before we go even further, let me confirm to you that you can’t verify a WhatsApp number without code. This is for those readers who have been asking if it is possible to verify WhatsApp without a phone number.

Without an active phone number, you will not be able to activate it. However, if you don’t want to give your number, use one of the above methods to set up your WhatsApp account and get to use WhatsApp without number.

Whichever approach you decide to use, you will either get a one-time generated code by SMS or call that you need to enter key in and verify the account. I also recommend that you use the call me option for verification purposes. This is just to avoid any delays that might occur during this process.

Also, please note that the code you receive is only active for a while and works specifically for the entered number. It does not matter if you are using a virtual number or not. You will not get your account activated if you try to use someone else’s code as well.

How to Change WhatsApp Number without Verification?

Several reasons can push you to change your WhatsApp number. So, just like setting up an account on this app, changing your WhatsApp number is possible.

When doing this, there is no need to skip the verification process. However, you can enter any other temporary number to complete the process.

You can switch or change numbers on WhatsApp without sharing your number using the following instructions.

Whatsapp Without Number-changing phone number
  1. Start by downloading and installing the TextNow app on your device if you had uninstalled it.
  2. Afterward, enter your area code so that you can get a virtual number listed from here.
  3. After you have the virtual number, launch WhatsApp, and go to its Settings.
  4. Afterward, tap on Accounts and then select Change number. This feature will allow you to switch your phone number.
  5. From the next window, Agree to the terms and conditions and enter your existing as well as the new phone number. The new phone number is the number that you just generated in the TextNow application. If you want to use your real phone number, you can key in your exact phone number.
  6. To proceed, you would get a message on the new number. Let the SMS verification fail and choose to get a call instead. Now, launch the TextNow app, accept the call, and use the shared verification code to change your number.

These instructions should help you change your WhatsApp account number without experiencing any difficulties.

How to Get a Free Virtual Number to use it on WhatsApp?

I had said earlier that you need a virtual number for you to be able to use WhatsApp without number. There are several ways you can use to get a virtual number.

Just as in the above procedures of how to activate WhatsApp without your number, we have taken the assistance of a virtual number.

For that case, we have made good use of the TextNow app to get a free virtual number while setting up your WhatsApp account.

However, there are cases that users have reported claiming that the app is not compatible with some mobile phones. That came out to be true after investigating the allegations.

Therefore I tested several apps, and I believe they should work well on your device. The two are an alternative replacement for TextNow.

One of the apps I tested is Google Voice. It is just another perfect option to try that can give you a free virtual number if you already have an active mobile number.

Apart from that, you can also try several other free alternatives like:

Whatsapp Without Number -vitual phone number
  1. VirtualPhone.com.
  2. Global Call Forwarding.
  3. MyOperator.
  4. FreshCaller.
  5. Grasshopper.
  6. USA Call Forwarding.

Most of these solutions work the same way. Just enter the preferred country/code and pick a suitable number from its lot to set up a new virtual number for call forwarding.

Summing Up

Well, there you go! I am pretty sure that after reading this article, you have succeeded in activating WhatsApp, and now you will be able to use WhatsApp without phone number registration.

I believe that you now understand the loophole I was talking about. In fact, as you can see, there two different ways to make the most of this WhatsApp loophole.

With just a virtual number, there are several other things that you can do. Remember, while you are doing all these, your privacy will be kept intact.

What are you waiting for? Go ahead and try out some of these hacks, and don’t forget to share this guide with your friends and family. Teach them how to use WhatsApp without a number like a pro.

What is IAStorIcon.exe? How to remove or fix IAStorIcon.exe

So, what is IAStorIcon.exe? Is it safe, or is it a virus? And how do you remove or fix any errors that are associated with it?

These are the questions that have been lacking answers regarding this file. However, I have taken the overwhelm off your shoulders and decided to craft this article so you can better understand this file.

If you have been operating a computer for a while now, I believe that you know which file is more important and which one is not.

An exe file or a file that has the .exe file extension simply means that it is an executable file.

The IAStorIcon.exe file is related to an executable file named node.exe.

The node.exe file is located in your program file’s folder.

Why is this file on your computer?

 IAStorIcon.exe

Some people have been saying that this executable file works like a virus on your PC. Also, some think that the same file works to protect the operating system from other viruses. 

What is being said out there is not true until you prove it. Before you consider the IAStorlcon.exe file to be safe or unsafe, you need to determine or inspect various things.

This file being an executable file, can be a valid Microsoft file, but some pirated files are not the same to your PC. Some malware can attach to your PC and bring damage to your PC.

That said, you must know that some executable files can harm your computer in some cases.

Therefore, I am going to teach you about this executable file in this article. After you read through it, you will b able to decide whether the file is a virus for your operating system or whether it is a valid Microsoft file.

What is IAStorIcon.exe?

IAStorlcon.exe is an executable file a component of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise6 program.

Intel Corporation develops this file, and its size is not so big than 21.53 MB.

It will be wise to compare the size of the file on your PC and see if it matches the above size or not. This information can help to determine whether the file is a trojan or a virus or malware. Also, it can help you see if it is a safe file that will not harm your PC.

Is IAStorIcon.exe Safe, or is it a Virus or Malware?

The first thing that can help you to find out if this file is safe or not is the location of the file.

The location from which the file is running will determine whether the file is a trojan, virus, or malware, or it is just a safe file.

If the file is running from its default location that it should be then, we can say the file is safe to use. However, if the file is executing from elsewhere, then the file can be very much harmful to your computer, and you should immediately get rid of it.

Usually, this file’s original location should be C:\ Program files\ Intel\ Intel(r) rapid storage technology enterprise\ iastorui.exe.

  1. You can use the Task Manager if you want to check where the file is located on your PC.
  2. First, open the task manager by pressing the Windows key + X on your keyboard.
  3. Select the View tab and then choose the columns option after that
  4. Next, select the image path name option for you to add the location column on the window.
  5. Check through the files, and if you see a suspicious location given to this file, then you should put an investigation on it immediately.

You can also make use of the Microsoft Process Explorer to determine the location of this file.

 IAStorIcon.exe file3 location

This tool is can also help you to check whether the file contains a virus or the file is virus-free.

To use this tool, follow the steps below:

  1. Hit Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys on your keyboard simultaneously in order to start the program. Please note that this program does not require installation.
  2. After you have fired it up, go ahead, and activate “Check Legends.” You can find this selection under the Options tab.
  3. Once you activate the Check Legends, click on to the View tab.
  4. Select Columns and add “Verified Signer” as one of the columns.
  5. Now find the IAStorIcon executable file from the list of processes. Navigate o the Verified Signer column, and if you see that the “Verified Signer” status of this process is listed as “Unable to Verify,” you should take a moment look at the process.

NOTE

Not all good Windows processes have a Verified Signature label, and neither do any bad ones.

Can I Remove or Delete IAStorIcon.exe?

This is a tricky question, but if you determine that the file is unsafe, you can delete it.

However, you should not delete a safe executable file without a valid reason. If the file is secure and you happen to remove it, it may affect the performance of any associated programs that use that file.

Mostly, keeping your software and programs up to date will help you to avoid future problems caused by corrupted files. If you were facing issues that were related to software functionality, you should check driver and software updates more often, so there is little or no risk of such problems occurring.

You can perform a complete system analysis with Reimage if you happen to suspect a file. Reimage is one of the best diagnostic tools for suspicious files. After analyzing the files, it will classify them as malicious or safe. If the file is classified as malicious, this application will delete IAStorIcon.exe and get rid of the associated malware.

Common IAStorIcon.exe Error Messages

Several error messages are associated with IAStorlcon.exe. 

I have tried my best to gather some common IAStorlcon.exe error messages so you can be acknowledged by these error messages in the future.

In case you run into any of the errors below, you should strive to eradicate them immediately.

  1. IAStorlcon.exe application error
  2. IAStorlcon.exe failed
  3. Can not find IAStorlcon.exe
  4. IAStorlcon.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  5. IAStorlcon.exe is not running.
  6. Error starting problem:IAStorlcon.exe
  7. Faulting application path: IAStorlcon.exe

When do these error messages occur?

Well, the above .exe error messages can pop up when you are installing a particular program. There are cases where users had reported this issue when they were executing or running associate software programs that depend on the IAStorlcon.exe.

Also, during the startup or shutdown of Windows, or even during the Windows operating system installation, one of the above errors can show up.

It is very important to keep a record of when and where your IAStorlcon.exe error occurs. This information will be useful when it comes to troubleshooting.

How to fix IAStorlcon.exe

If your computer is well-maintained and clean, then that is one of the best ways you can adopt it to avoid future problems with IAStorlcon.exe.

What I mean is that you should often run malware scans and clean your hard disk using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow. Also, you should always remove or uninstall programs and applications that you no longer need. Some programs are just on your PC to fill up space and cause problems. Therefore, always monitor any auto-start programs (with msconfig). Additionally, enable automatic Windows updates. This is very helpful as Windows updates do come with bug fixes that can just handle some rampant issues.

While you do all of the above, it is also important that you make regular backups or at least define recovery points.

Remembering the last thing you did or the last thing you installed before the problem is important when it comes to .exe files.

Also try to use the resmon command in the command prompt terminal to identify some of the processes that are causing your problem.

You might find the problem to be very serious and annoying such that you are convinced o to reinstall Windows, my advice is to try to repair your installation instead of doing a complete reinstallation.

You can repair Windows 8 by executing the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth. This allows you to repair the operating system without data loss.

Additional tool

The Security Task Manager can help you analyze the IAStorIcon.exe process on your computer. It is such a reliable software since it displays all Windows tasks running, including built-in hidden processes such as the keyboard and browser monitoring or auto-start entries. A single security risk rating indicates the probability that it is spyware, malware, or a potential Trojan horse. This anti-virus detects and removes spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware, and trackers from your hard disk.

Please note that it doesn’t matter what type of Windows version you are using. The IAStorlcon.exe errors can occur in any of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:

  • The Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows ME
  • Microsoft Windows 2000

Method 1: Use cleanmgr

Your Operating system may slow down because of the overloading of processes.

In this case, you can take advantage of the Disk Cleanup tool, which will help you fix any errors associated with this executable file in no time.

Here is what you should do:

  1. Hit the Windows key +Q. This command will open the search box.
  2. Type the word cmd in the search box and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys simultaneously in order for it to run.
  3. Grant the administrator privileges when prompted
  4. After the CMD window/terminal opens, type in this command cleanmgr.
  5. Now press the enter key on the keyboard in order to initiate the clean process.

The error message should now be fixed.

Method 2: Use sfc/scannow

When you install an operating system on your PC, it will install an inbuilt system application which you can always use to find any bugs and errors on your PC.

The System File Checker (sfc) is one of those apps that you can use in Windows to scan for bugs.

To fix any errors associated with the IAStorIcon.exe, simply follow the steps that are described below. This should work with the latest version of Windows that: Windows 8 and Windows 10.

  1. Start by pressing Windows + Q keys on your keyboard in order to fire up the windows search box.
  2. In the search box type CMD and then simultaneously press of the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys.
  3. Click on the yes button in order to grant admin permissions for you to open the Command Prompt terminal.
  4. Now, type this command sfc/scannow into the command prompt window and then press the Enter key.
  5. Be patient for the process to finish and then proceed with the task that triggered the error and see if it is fixed.

Method 3: Use MSConfig

If you don’t know what the Msconfig command means, then don’t worry. It is nothing that can harm your PC or files.

What it means in less technical terms is that it is the Microsoft System Configuration Utility that you can use to solve problems regarding any issue.

In order to have only the most important and crucial Windows drivers, you can follow the given steps:

  1. Hit the Windows key + R on your keyboard in order to open the Run dialogue box
  2. In the text field, type in the word CMD and then click OK or hit the Enter button.
  3. The above steps will open the Command Prompt terminal. Now you need to type in this command msconfig 
  4. Afterward, press the enter key on your keyboard.
  5. Click on yes if you are asked for administrator permissions.
  6. Be patient and wait for the entire process to complete then text to see if the error associated with the IAStorIcon.exe file is fixed.

Conclusion!

Well, now you are aware whether the IAStorIcon.exe file is a virus, or it is just a safe file for your computer.

If you have any queries regarding this article, feel free to comment we will try to answer all your queries as soon as possible.

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Fix Content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate repair

I have been going through some user reports online and found out that several people encounter the “content was blocked because a valid security certificate did not sign it” error.

This problem is usually encountered when trying to open one or several different pages with Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

But the question is, what brings about this error, and can it be solved?

What causes the ‘content was blocked because a valid security certificate’ error did not sign it?

From my findings, this problem occurs because there was a change in how Internet Explorer treats web pages with an expired (or invalid) security certificate.

For example, in Internet Explorer 8 and the lower versions, a user had an option to continue browsing when they run into a website with an invalid security certificate.

However, when Internet Explorer 11 was introduced, that option was removed ever since. Today users do not have the option to display insecure content via the blue bar on the top of the browser screen.

Content was blocked

Microsoft decided this change to patch up a potential vulnerability among Windows computers.

That said, let me take you through the various scenarios that are known to trigger this particular error message:
  • Internet Explorer is set up to check for server certificate revocation: Internet Explorer has been configured to check for server certificate revocation by default. If you want to get rid of this error if these settings have not been changed, you will have to disable this feature from the advanced menu. The instructions to do this have been described in solution 3.
  • The website with the expired certificate is not added to the list of Trusted Sites – If you are visiting a website that has an expired certificate and it is not added to the trusted sites list then definitely you will run into this error. However, you only need to add that site to the list if you trust the website’s identity with an invalid certificate. Doing this will help you to resolve the issue by adding the website URL to your Trusted List. All the steps to doing this have been discussed in the first solution.
  • Trust issue between Internet Explorer and Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) – Some users have also reported facing this problem after trying to access the SEPM web console from Internet Explorer 11.

After investigating this particular issue, we decided to come up with the following solutions which have worked just fine to repair the “content was blocked because a valid security certificate did not sign it.”

Solution 1: Add the website to your Trusted sites

As I have said earlier, most users encounter the “content was blocked because a valid security certificate did not sign it” error. This happens because they are trying to visit a website whose certificate used to provide identification of the web server contains an error.

If you try to navigate to that site, Internet Explorer will prevent you from landing on the webpage that has an improper certificate.

This is usually helpful; it prevents scenarios where your connection is intercepted, or the webserver you’re trying to reach is misrepresenting your identity.

If you trust the web site’s identity and you know that your connection isn’t compromised, you can use this solution to bypass the Internet Explorer policy.

Below are the steps to help you add the website’s URL to your list of Trusted Sites. 

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Once it is open, click on the Tools button (action menu)
  3. Now select Internet Options.
  4. While you are inside the Internet Options window, go ahead and click on to the Security tab.
  5. Afterward, click on Trusted sites in order to select it and then click the Sites button.
Content was blocked -trusted sites
  1. Now switch back to the website is bringing this error and then copy the website URL.
  2. After copying the URL, switch back to the settings screen, and in the Trusted sites window, simply paste the website URL in the Add this website to the zone box.
  3. After that, disable the box associated with Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone and click Add.
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  1. Once you are through with adding the website to your trusted list, close the Internet Options window, and restart your PC.
  2. When the next startup is complete, restart your computer and see if the issue has been resolved.

If you are still encountering the “content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate” error, please proceed down to the next solution.

Solution 2: Prevent IE from checking for certificate revocation

If you’re still running into this error and add the web page to the list of trusted sites, this method should resolve the issue.

It is one of the quick solutions that have worked out for many users. All you need to do is access the advanced Internet Options for Internet Explorer then prevent the browser from checking for certificate revocation.

Even though this is an easy fix that can help you solve your worries, let me warn you that leaving this option disabled can expose your PC to certain security risks.

Therefore, to ensure that you don’t expose your computer and data to security risks, I advise you to reverse engineer the steps below and revert to the default behavior as soon as you’re done with the website showing the error message.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Startup Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to the Tools menu (top-right corner) and click on Internet Options.
  3. When you are on the Internet Options screen, go ahead and click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Under the Settings menu, scroll down to Security and then uncheck the box associated with Check for server certificate revocation. 
  5. Click on the Apply button in order to save the changes to your Security settings.
  6. Close all the running programs and then restart your computer. This will allow the changes to take effect on the next system boot up.

Once your PC restarts, try to visit the same website that was initially showing you the “content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate” error and see if the issue has been resolved.

NOTE

If the above steps get you through the problem, please don’t forget to return to the Internet Options window and enable Check for server certificate revocation again to prevent your machine from being at risk.

However, if you’re still encountering the same error message, move down to the next fix below.

Solution 3: Reset the security settings of IE

Several Windows users have reported that they were able to resolve the issue after resetting the Internet Explorer settings.

Please note that this fix may not work for you if you have previously altered the security settings. Also, if you have add-ons or extensions that are capable of modifying default behaviors, this method will not work for you either.

If you never tweaked anything in the browser, proceed with the following guide on resetting IE’s security settings.

  1. Open up the Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on to the action button (tools menu) in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Click on Internet Options from the newly opened options menu.
  4. Once the Internet Options screen opens, go to the Advanced tab and then click the Reset button. This should be under Reset Internet Explorer settings.
  5. Next, check the box associated with Delete personal settings in the next prompt.
  6. Now go ahead and click on the Reset button.
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  1. Wait for a moment until the reset process is finished and then click on Close once the procedure is finished.
  2. Reboot your PC and check to see if the issue is resolved at the next startup.

If you followed the above procedure correctly, and are still getting the same error message, move it down to the next solution below.

Solution 4: Resolving the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager with IE conflict (if applicable)

If you bumped into the content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate” error while accessing the web console of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM), this fix can help.

See, you are probably facing this problem because the browser that you are trying to use does not trust the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager web page.

If this is the case with the current situation, you will need to obtain a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).

There are several ways you can use to acquire a trusted certificate authority. For this post, we are going to use the easiest way to do this for our none-tech savvy fellows.  

To do this, click on this link official Symantec documentation or right-click on it and then select open in a new tab option.

Alternatively, you can also get the error fixed by installing the manager’s self-signed certificate. To do this, simply follow the steps specific to Internet Explorer from this link (here).

Wrapping Up

I believe that the above workarounds have been of help and that you have now fixed the content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate” error.

If you are still experiencing the same issue, feel free to let us in the comment section below. Please do mention the type of browser you are using, and we will get back to you soonest.

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What is Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe? How to remove or fix it

The Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe is an executable file that comes with Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate 4.2.4.0. This is a program that was developed by Aimersoft Software.

This file is larger than other .exe files, and it is usually about 102.9 MB in size.

If you don’t have an idea of what a .exe file extension means the don’t worry so much. The .exe is just a name that signals that a particular file is an executable file.

Some executable files are indeed dangerous to have on your PC in that they can harm or damage your computer.

Go through this article if you want to find out if the Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe is safe or it is a virus. After this article, you will be able to decide whether the Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe file on your computer is a virus or trojan horse that you should delete.

You will learn the various errors that might be associated with it and determine whether it is a valid Windows operating system file or a reliable application.

Also, if you will want to remove it, everything is packed together, so keep reading.

Is Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe safe, or is it a virus or malware?

Since I have mentioned that not all executable files are good for your PC and that they cold to some extent harm your system, it is important if you examine this compact file.

Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe

As usual, if you want to know if a file is genuine, the first thing to do is first determine if it is a legitimate Windows process or a virus. To help you do this, you will be required to find out the location of the executable itself. For our case, the Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe is a process like Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe should run from C:\Program Files\Aimersoft\Video Converter Ultimate\ subfolder and not anywhere else.

How to check the location of Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe file location

To confirm that this executable file is running from a legitimate location, you will have to use the task manager.

Here are the steps:

  1. Press the Windows logo button on your keyboard and the X button all at the same time.
  2. From the small menu that opens, select the task manager. This operation will fire up the Task Manager.
  3. Now go ahead and click at the View option.
  4. Select Columns and then choose “Image Path Name.” This will help you to add a location column to your Task Manager.
  5. Browse through the list of running tasks and locate the Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe process. Navigate across the columns and check if you can find a suspicious directory from the Image Path name column. If you find out that the location that this executable file is running from to be suspicious, it will be wise for you to start running extra checks. It will be good because you will be able to figure out if it is harmful or not.

Detecting Bad Processes Using Microsoft’s Process Explorer

You can also use Microsoft’s Process Explorer tool to detect bad processes. This method has been used by many, and after investigating, the results are only two – a genuine file or a threat.

Do you want to dig more and know how to use this tool? Check out the instructions below.

  1. Start the program. Please note that there is no installation required.
  2. Next, under Options, activate “Check Legends.”
  3. Go ahead and click on to View.
  4. From the list of options that are displayed, select Columns, and then click add “Verified Signer.” This will add the Verified Signer column to the default columns.
  5. Now what you have to do is find out if the status of the process is listed as verified or unable to verify. If the process “Verified Signer” status is listed as “Unable to Verify,” this means that the file can be a threat and can harm your PC. You should take a moment and end the process.

NOTE

It is important to note that not all good or verified Windows processes have a valid Verified Signature label. Therefore, you should dig deeper before you decide to leave the file on your PC. Don’t just fall for the verified signature. Also, none of the bad processes are good

Useful Facts about Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe file

To help you study to analyze this executable file, I have listed some of the most important facts about Compact.exe.

Here are the most important facts about Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe:

  1. Located in C:\Program Files\Aimersoft\Video Converter Ultimate\ subfolder;
  2. Publisher: Aimersoft Software
  3. Full Path:
  4. Help file: support.aimersoft.comPublisher URL: www.aimersoft.com
  5. Known to be up to 102.9 MB in size on most Windows

You can use the 6 facts above to gauge the trustworthiness of a file if you have been facing any difficulties with this executable file.

It is very crucial to determine the genuineness of the Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe file before deleting or leaving it.

Use the steps above to find this process in Task Manager. Check its location as we said, (it should be in :\Program Files\Aimersoft\Video Converter Ultimate\). Compare the size and other facts that I have listed above with those that the file has.

Comparing these facts will help you to figure out any suspicious facts easily. If you suspect that you may be infected with a virus, you must attempt to fix it immediately. The best way is usually to delete it completely from the system. To do this, you will have to download and install a full security application like Malwarebytes

I have specifically listed the above tool because if you use other tools, you might not be able to remove it. Not all tools on the web can detect every type of malware. If you want to use other tools, you may need to try several options before getting the best for the job.

NOTE

You might also encounter several challenges when trying to remove this file because the Compact.exe virus’s functionality may affect the deletion process.

For that case, you should enable Safe Mode with Networking. Working in a secure environment like this will disable most processes that could be interfering with the removal process. Only the most required services and drivers will be loaded.

Once everything is set, you can now go ahead and run a security program and a complete system analysis.

Purpose of ASHelper.exe:

The Aimersoft Helper file is used to carry out several tasks on your computer. Some of these tasks it is supposed to do are:

  1. Conversion of video/audio to almost any form
  2. Opening for DVDs to play anywhere.
  3. It helps to burn videos in countless formats for DVDs.
  4. Downloads and record online video by a single click.
  5. Eliminates DRM (Digital Rights Management) from M4V, M4P, etc.…

Aimersoft helper compact.exe Properties:

When dealing with .exe files and more so when you want to find out if they are safe or not, it is usually wise to find out some of its properties. Such things will help you to narrow down the usefulness of a file. For those of you who have been wondering what that Compact.exe file is doing on your PC and those of you, who want to remove it, before you do, make sure to cross-check its properties with the following:

Property NameProperty
ProductAimersoft Helper Compact
FileASHelper.exe
CompanyAimersoft
Version1.2.1.16
Directory%PROGRAMFILES%\Aimersoft\Video Converter Ultimate
OSWindows 8
MD50bff01b226b45af79aa4f8c5506ba293
SHA1fee9d8d49b2822c124d8a129bf208d7853ddafd8
SHA256edb2df997e752f715d3d7344f95eb83654ac599ca9837f076133be749e1b9121
Size992013
URLwww.aimersoft.com

Apart from looking at the above properties, you should also check out its support information. These checks are important, even if they are many. They will keep you informed, and they will help you to make sound and concrete decisions.

That said, look out for the following support information.

Support Linksupport.aimersoft.com
Installation folderC:\MMX\Aimersoft\

Can I remove or delete Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe?

If you skipped to this section, it would be good to read all of the above information because it will help you to figure out if you should remove it.

Now that we have seen how to determine the genuineness of this file, the question that pops up is whether you should delete Compact.exe executable file or not.

It is always advisable that you should not remove an executable file from your PC without a valid reason. Doing this can affect the performance of any associated program that uses that particular file. Only remove a file if it is not safe.

Well, according to various reports, it has been noted that 3% of computer users tend to remove this file, so it may be harmless. Even though they want the best for their machines, you should run trustworthiness checks on the Aimersoft Helper executable file first to determine if it is safe or a virus. Don’t just remove it because people are saying it should be removed. Sometimes following the wind might not be the best way to go.

You can make a diagnosis of this particular file using the Reimage tool. This will is able to classify this file as malicious or not. The Reimage app will as well help you to delete compact.exe and get rid of the associated malware.

How to remove or delete Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe

If this file is not a virus and you need to delete Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe, then you can uninstall Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate 4.2.4.0 from your computer using its uninstaller, which should be located at: “C:\Program Files\Aimersoft\Video Converter Ultimate\unins000.exe”.

If you cannot find it’s an uninstaller, then you may need to uninstall Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate 4.2.4.0 to completely delete Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe. You can use the Add/Remove Program function in the Windows Control Panel.

To do this, use the Add/Remove Program function in the Windows Control Panel as below:

  1. Hit Windows Key + Q to open a search box.
  2. Type Control Panel, and then click on the first option to open the control panel window.
  3. Under Programs, for Windows Vista/7/8.1/10: Click Uninstall a Program and for Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Browse through the programs listed and then locate the program Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate 4.2.4.0.
  5. Now click it, and then if you are using Windows Vista/7/8.1/10: Click Uninstall and for those of you using Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  6. Finally, follow the on-screen instructions to remove Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate 4.2.4.0.
  7. Restart your computer and check if you were able to remove the Aimersoft executable fie.

Common Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe error messages

If the Compact.exe file is not genuine, you will run into several errors on your PC. We found out that the error will pop out depending on the brand of PC you are using. Also, the process you were performing before the error occurred could trigger one of the error messages listed below.

The most common Compact.exe errors that can appear are:

  1. Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe Application Error.
  2. Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe failed.
  3. Cannot find Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe.
  4. Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  5. Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  6. Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe is not running.
  7. Error starting program: Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe.
  8. Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe not found.
  9. Faulting Application Path: Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe.

When do these error messages occur?

Well, the above .exe error messages can pop up when you are installing a particular program. There are cases where users had reported this issue when they were executing or running associate software programs that depend on the Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe.

Also, during the startup or shutdown of Windows, or even during the Windows operating system installation, one of the above errors can show up.

It is very important to keep a record of when and where your Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe error occurs. This information will be useful when it comes to troubleshooting.

How to fix Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe

If your computer is well maintained and clean, then that is one of the best ways you can adopt to avoid any future problems with Helper Compact.exe.

What I mean is that you should often run malware scans and clean your hard disk using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow. Also, you should always remove or uninstall programs and applications that you no longer need. Some programs are just on your PC to fill up space and cause problems. Therefore, always monitor any auto-start programs (with msconfig). Additionally, enable automatic Windows updates. This is very helpful as Windows updates do come with bug fixes that can just handle some rampant issues.

While you do all of the above, it is also important that you make regular backups or at least define recovery points.

Remembering the last thing you did or the last thing you installed before the problem is important when it comes to .exe files.

The resmon command can be used to identify some of the processes that are causing your problem.

You might find the problem to be very serious and canning such that you are convinced o to reinstall Windows, my advice is to try to repair your installation instead of doing a complete reinstallation.

You can repair Windows 8 by executing the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth. This allows you to repair the operating system without data loss.

Additional tool

The Security Task Manager can help you analyze the Helper Compact.exe process on your computer. It is such a reliable software since it displays all Windows tasks running, including built-in hidden processes such as the keyboard and browser monitoring or auto-start entries. A single security risk rating indicates the probability that it is spyware, malware, or a potential Trojan horse. This anti-virus detects and removes spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware, and trackers from your hard disk.

Method 1: Use cleanmgr

As mentioned above, your Operating system may slow down because of the overloading of processes.

In this case, you can take advantage of the Disk Cleanup tool, which will help you fix any errors associated with this executable file in no time.

Here is what you should do:

  1. Hit the Windows key +Q. This command will open the search box.
  2. Type the word cmd in the search box and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys simultaneously in order for it to run.
  3. Grant the administrator privileges when prompted
  4. After the CMD window/terminal opens, type in this command cleanmgr.
  5. Now press the enter key on the keyboard in order to initiate the clean process.

The error message should now be fixed.

Method 2: Use sfc/scannow

When you install an operating system on your PC, it will install an inbuilt system application which you can always use to find any bugs and errors on your PC.

The System File Checker (sfc) is one of those apps that you can use in Windows to scan for bugs.

To fix any errors associated with the Compact.exe, simply follow the steps that are described below. This should work with the latest version of Windows that: Windows 8 and Windows 10.

  1. Start by pressing Windows + Q keys on your keyboard in order to fire up the windows search box.
  2. In the search box type CMD and then simultaneously press of the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys.
  3. Click on yes button in order to grant admin permissions for you to open the Command Prompt terminal
  4. Now, type this command sfc/scannow into the command prompt window and then press the Enter key.
  5. Be patient for the process to finish and then proceed with the task that triggered the error and see if it is fixed.

Method 3: Use MSConfig

If you don’t know what the Msconfig command means, then don’t worry. It is nothing that can harm your PC or files.

What it means in less technical terms is that it is the Microsoft System Configuration Utility that you can use to solve problems regarding any issue.

In order to have only the most important and crucial Windows drivers, you can follow the given steps:

  1. Hit the Windows key + R on your keyboard in order to open the Run dialogue box
  2. In the text field, type in the word CMD and then click OK or hit the Enter button.
  3. The above steps will open the Command Prompt terminal. Now you need to type in this command msconfig 
  4. Afterward, press the enter key on your keyboard.
  5. Click on yes if you are asked for administrator permissions.
  6. Be patient and wait for the entire process to complete then text to see if the error associated with the Compact.exe file is fixed.

Download or reinstall Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe

It is not recommended to download replacement exe files from any download sites, as these may themselves contain viruses etc. If you need to download or reinstall Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe, then we recommend that you reinstall the main application associated with it, Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate 4.2.4.0.

Operating system information

Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe errors can occur in any of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows ME, and Windows 2000.

How to remove Aimersoft Helper Compact on Mac

For those of you who have been facing problems with this file on Mac computers, here is the ideal fix.

To remove Aimersoft Video Converter, all Library Files, Cached, and Priorities, follow the steps below. These steps are different from how you usually remove other files from your Macbook.

  1. First of all, go to Finder and select Go Menu.
  2. In the pop-up window that appears, type the path as, ~/Library and then hit the GO button.
  3. Now find the below items which having Aimersoft Video Converter files and Remove it.
S.NoFiles
1.      /Library
2.      /Library/Caches
3.      /Library/Preferences
4.      /Library/Application Support
5.     /Library/LaunchAgents
6.     /Library/LaunchDaemons
7.      /Library/PreferencePanes
8.      /Library/StartupItems
  1. Finally, place your cursor over the files, right-click on it and choose Move to Trash option. That’s all you are to do.

Final Thoughts

Now you understand this file pretty well. You have seen how useful it is, and all the worries you had at the beginning are gone.

If you still need Aimersoft Helper Compact.exe, then it is fine, go with it. If not, then it is a waste of files that occupies some disk space. It may somehow be installed without your knowledge sometimes. Use good cleaner software to clean the unwanted files.

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What is swsetup.exe? How To Remove or Fix swsetup.exe

Have you ever seen a swsetup.exe on your computer and wondered what the heck? Personally, I have. If you haven’t, maybe one day you will. I tried to gather information about it, and I thought it would be wise to create this post. I know it will help many, even you who have already seen it.

To answer the first question that you wanted to know about this file, the swsetup.exe file is an executable file that that is part and parcel of the SmartWhois program. This program was developed by TamoSoft.

In findings, I realized that this software is usually about 7.34 MB in size. This is the average size of the file on almost all computers.

If it is your first time hearing about a .exe file, then don’t be shocked. The .exe file extension means nothing much. It is just a name that is given to an executable file.

Additionally, you will come across several executable files on your PC as you continue to use it. Some executable files are not as good as you might think. There are cases where such files can harm your computer and other components including worthy software and files that are on your machine

If you want to find out more about the swsetup.exe file, continue reading.

In this article, I will teach you several ways to remove this file. But before you decide on whether the swsetup.exe file on your computer is a virus or trojan horse that you should delete, I will first tell you how you can determine if it is a valid Windows operating system file or a reliable application.

Is swsetup.exe safe, or is it a virus or malware?

The location of an executable file itself is the first thing that can help you to find out if a given .exe file is a valid Windows process, or maybe it is a virus.

If you want to check if the executable file in question is legit, you have to confirm its location. When you do, make sure that the swsetup.exe is running from C:\Program Files\smartwhois\sw.exe and not in any other location.

Checking the file location of swsetup.exe using the task manager

To confirm that this executable file is running from a required location, you will have to use the task manager.

Here are the steps:

  1. Press the Windows logo button on your keyboard and the X button all at the same time.
  2. From the small menu that opens, select the task manager. This operation will open the Task Manager.
  3. Now go ahead and click at the View option.
  4. Select Columns and then choose “Image Path Name”. This will help you to add a location column to your Task Manager.
  5. Browse through the list of running tasks and locate the swsetup.exe process. Navigate across the columns and check if you can find a suspicious directory from the Image Path name column. If you find out that the location that this executable file is running from to be suspicious, it will be wise for you to start running extra checks. It will be good because you will be able to figure out if it is harmful or not. This file should be running from C:\Program Files\smartwhois\sw.exe

Detect Bad Processes Using the Microsoft’s Process Explorer

When I was doing my checks trying to find out the location of this file on my PC, I realized that the Microsoft’s Process Explorer tool could be used to detect harmful processes.

This method has been handy and me together with other users, we managed to figure out if we should remove it or leave it.

Check out the instructions below for how you can use this method to figure out the location of this file.

  1. Start the program. Please note that there is no installation required.
  2. Next, under Options, activate “Check Legends”.
  3. Go ahead and click on to View.
  4. From the list of options that are displayed, select Columns, and then click add “Verified Signer.” This will add the Verified Signer column to the default columns.
  5. Now what you have to do is find out if the status of the process is listed as verified or unable to verify. If the process “Verified Signer” status is listed as “Unable to Verify”, this means that the file can be a threat and can harm your PC. You should take a moment and end the process.

NOTE

Not all good or verified Windows processes have a valid Verified Signature label. Therefore, you should investigate it before you decide to leave the file on your PC. Don’t just fall for the verified signature. Also, none of the bad processes are good

The most important facts about swsetup.exe:

For you to be able to determine if the file you have on your computer is valid, you will need to compare it with the below file information.

You will need to cross-check each aspect before you delete it. Keep in mind that deleting .exe files that are not harmful can lead to other severe problems with your computer.

Make sure that the file meets the following:

  1. Located in C:\Program Files\SmartWhois subfolder.Publisher: TamoSoft.
  2. Full Path: C:\Program Files\smartwhois\sw.exe.
  3. Help file: www.tamos.com/support.
  4. Publisher URL: www.tamos.com/products/smartwhois.
  5. They are known to be up to 7.34 MB in size on most Windows.

If this file has been giving you problems, you should determine if it’s trustworthy before deciding to discard it. You can easily do this using the Task Manager process described above. Find its location (it should be in C:\Program Files\SmartWhois) and compare the size and other aspects with the above facts.

What if the file has suspicious info?

What should do after you do the above checks and realize that the file has suspicious information; here is what you should do.

If you suspect that your computer is infected with a virus because of this file, you must attempt to fix it immediately.

One of the best ways I used to fix it was to delete it completely from the system.

To do this, you will have to download and install a full security application like Malwarebytes

The above tool is totally different from other tools you can find out there. It has a great capability to detect even the undetectable files that other tools might not be able to remove. Not all tools on the web can detect every type of malware. If you want to use other tools, you may need to try several options before you’re get the best for the job.

NOTE

You might also encounter several challenges when trying to remove this file because the functionality of this executable file may affect the deletion process.

If that happens, you should try enabling Safe Mode with Networking. Working in a secure environment like this will disable most processes that could be interfering with the removal process. Only the most required services and drivers will be loaded.

Once everything is set, you can now go ahead and run a security program and a complete system analysis.

Can I remove or delete swsetup.exe?

Well, if you are looking forward to deleting an executable file, leave alone the swsetup.exe, I will advise you that you should not delete a safe executable file without a valid reason.

Deleting executable files that are safe and not causing harm to your PC may affect your computer’s performance. Apart from that, any associated programs that use that file will also be affected and will start misbehaving.

They might bring more trouble than what you already have. That said, make sure that you always keep your computer software and programs up to date. Updated operating system and software help you to avoid unnecessary problems that are caused by corrupted files.

Also, to avoid other software functionality issues, make sure to frequently check driver and software updates. This is just to ensure that you don’t run into any risks.

Why do people remove the swsetup.exe file?

As I was going through the stats of this file, I found out that most people, about 11%, delete this file so that it doesn’t harm their machines. This is according to various sources. It is good that they are taking precautions but, for your case, before you hit that delete button or uninstall, make sure that you check the trustworthiness of this executable yourself to determine if it is safe or a virus.

There are many tools that you can use to run the checks for this file. Most of them are free, but the best system diagnosis analysis should be done with Reimage. This file will classify the file as malicious or safe. In cases where the file is classified as malicious, this app will help you to delete the swsetup.exe file and also get rid of any associated malware.

Also, you can uninstall SmartWhois from your computer using its uninstaller, which should be located at C:\Program Files2\SMARTW~1\swsetup.exe -uninstall.

What if I can’t find the Uninstaller file?

If you are not able to find swsetup.exe uninstaller, then you will have to uninstall SmartWhois completely for you to be able to delete swsetup.exe.

You can use the Add/Remove Program function in the Windows Control Panel.

  1. Hit Windows Key + Q to open a search box.
  2. Type Control Panel, and then click on the first option to open the control panel window.
  3. Under Programs, for Windows Vista/7/8.1/10: Click Uninstall a Program and for Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Browse through the programs listed and then locate the program SmartWhois.
  5. Now click it, and then if you are using Windows Vista/7/8.1/10: Click Uninstall and for those of you using Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  6. Finally follow the on-screen instructions to remove SmartWhois
  7. Restart your computer and check if you were able to remove the SmartWhois executable fie.

Common swsetup.exe error messages

If this file starts causing problems to your computer, here are several error messages that will be displayed. Please check the error message you get on your computer with the below error messages so that you can be able to identify if it is associated with this executable file or another one.

The most common swsetup.exe errors that can appear are:

swsetup.exe Application Error.

  1. Faulting Application Path: swsetup.exe.
  2. swsetup.exe failed.
  3. swsetup.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  4. Cannot find swsetup.exe.
  5. swsetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  6. Error starting program: swsetup.exe.
  7. swsetup.exe is not running.
  8. swsetup.exe not found.

When do error messages associated with swsetup.exe occur?

Well, the above .exe error messages can pop up when you are installing a particular program. There are cases where users had reported this issue when they were executing or running associate software programs that depend on the SmartWhois.

Also, during the startup or shutdown of Windows or even during the installation of the Windows operating system, one of the above errors can show up.

It is imperative to keep a record of when and where your SmartWhois error occurs. This information will be useful when it comes to troubleshooting.

How to fix swsetup.exe

You can avoid any SmartWhois related problems if you maintain a clean and tidy computer. This is just one of the best practices you can adopt.

You will need to regularly perform malware and virus scans and clean your hard disk with cleanmgr and sfc /scannow.

Uninstalling programs you no longer need could also do the trick. In addition, you will need to monitor all auto-start programs (with msconfig) and enable automatic Windows updates. Remember, updates usually incorporate best bug fixes that tend to fix most of the Windows-related problems.

It is also important to make regular backups of your files, data, and settings. You can do this by defining recovery points that will later be used to restore your PC to a state when it was working just fine.

Also, you can try to use the resmon command in the command prompt terminal to identify some of the processes that are causing your problem.

You might find the problem to be very serious and canning such that you are convinced o to reinstall Windows, my advice is to try to repair your installation instead of doing a complete reinstallation.

You can repair Windows 8 by executing the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth. This allows you to repair the operating system without data loss.

Alternatively:

The Security Task Manager can help you analyze the Helper Compact.exe process on your computer. It is such a reliable software since it displays all Windows tasks running, including built-in hidden processes such as the keyboard and browser monitoring or auto-start entries. A single security risk rating indicates the probability that it is spyware, malware, or a potential Trojan horse. This anti-virus detects and removes spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware, and trackers from your hard disk.

Method 1: Use cleanmgr

As mentioned above, your Operating system may slow down because of the overloading of processes.

In this case, you can take advantage of the Disk Cleanup tool, which will help you fix any errors associated with this executable file in no time.

Here is what you should do:

  1. Hit the Windows key +Q. This command will open the search box.
  2. Type the word cmd in the search box and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys simultaneously in order for it to run.
  3. Grant the administrator privileges when prompted
  4. After the CMD window/terminal opens, type in this command cleanmgr.
  5. Now press the enter key on the keyboard in order to initiate the clean process.

The error message should now be fixed.

Method 2: Use sfc/scannow

When you install an operating system on your PC, it will install an inbuilt system application which you can always use to find any bugs and errors on your PC.

The System File Checker (sfc) is one of those apps that you can use in Windows to scan for bugs.

To fix any errors associated with the Compact.exe, simply follow the steps that are described below. This should work with the latest version of Windows that: Windows 8 and Windows 10.

  1. Start by pressing Windows + Q keys on your keyboard in order to fire up the windows search box.
  2. In the search box type CMD and then simultaneously press of the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys.
  3. Click on yes button in order to grant admin permission for you to open the Command Prompt terminal
  4. Now, type this command sfc/scannow into the command prompt window and then press the Enter key.
  5. Be patient for the process to finish and then proceed with the task that triggered the error and see if it is fixed.

Method 3: Use MSConfig

If you don’t know what the Msconfig command means, then don’t worry. It is nothing that can harm your PC or files.

What it means in less technical terms is that it is the Microsoft System Configuration Utility that you can use to solve problems regarding any issue.

In order to have only the most important and crucial Windows drivers, you can follow the given steps:

  1. Hit the Windows key + R on your keyboard in order to open the Run dialogue box
  2. In the text field, type in the word CMD and then click OK or hit the Enter button.
  3. The above steps will open the Command Prompt terminal. Now you need to type in this command msconfig 
  4. Afterward, press the enter key on your keyboard.
  5. Click on yes if you are asked for administrator permissions.
  6. Be patient and wait for the entire process to complete then text to see if the error associated with the .exe file is fixed.

 

Method 4: Download or reinstall swsetup.exe

Downloading and reinstalling this app can also help fix any errors that might be associated with it. However, you need to be very careful when doing this. Experts advise that you should not download replacement .exe files from any download sites. As we mentioned earlier, some of these executable files are not safe if you download them from any harmful site. These files may contain viruses and other dangerous codes.

If you need to download or reinstall swsetup.exe, then we recommend that you reinstall the main application associated with its SmartWhois.

Also, the problems that come with this file are distributed in most operating systems. The swsetup.exe errors have been reported to occur in the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows ME, and Windows 2000.

Over To You

I have that you found this article to be useful and that you have learned all the things you wanted to know about swsetup.exe.

If you have any questions regarding this article, then feel free to comment in our comment section.

We will try our best to answer your queries as soon as possible.

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What is YourPhone.exe Process? How to Stop Yourphone.exe

So what is YourPhone.exe? In case you are trying to figure out what it is, I have found out that others are trying to figure out how to stop it. Do you want to know if it is useful or not essential? If that is so, you are not alone.

If you thought that YourPhone.exe file is a virus, then you are wrong. It is a genuine and useful Microsoft process that is used to interlink your phone to your PC’s operating system. Without this file, you will find it challenging to connect your phone to your computer. As a result, you will not be able to carry out some of its essential activities.

This executable file is just one of the few background applications that you can easily ignore if you do not intend to send SMS messages from your Windows 10 desktop.

Even though this app is essential for such tasks, it may consume quite a considerable amount of your Random Access Memory (RAM). Because of that, if you do not intend to use this feature, you might want to remove it. However, if you use your Desktop to send SMS messages, you might want to do something about it.

Keeping it on your PC can help you to sync photos between your mobile device and your PC.

Is YourPhone.exe Process a Virus?

Just as mentioned above, YourPhone.exe is a program developed by Microsoft. This means that it is not malware but a legit process.

YourPhone.exe

It happens that other programs can install this file on your PC without your notice. If it is not signed by Microsoft, then it is a risk you should take care of. Also, some malware or virus can still attach themselves to this file even if it is a product of Microsoft.

The scenario of viruses attaching themselves to this file is not very common. Still, it is essential to install an antivirus program such as Avast to protect your computer and perform a virus scan regularly.

If you want to remove it from your PC, you will need to use the solutions that we have listed below. These solutions will help you to safely remove or simply turn off the app.

Since this file or application has high memory consumption, if to optimize your computer’s performances, you will need to use the CPU usage hub and get all the tips on how to go about it.

That said, let’s see how…

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Restoro is one of the best software we recommend. The best thing about it is the ability to repair common computer errors.

Apart from that, this tool is essential in protecting you from any kind of data or file loss. For complete protection of any error that might arise from YourPhone.exe, you need a tool that will protect your PC from malware, hardware failure, and a tool that will optimize your computer system for maximum performance.

You can get most issues fixed and remove malware and viruses that might have attached themselves on this .exe file in 3 easy steps:

  1. Start by Downloading Restoro PC Repair Tool, the top-rated tool on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Once you have installed it, this software will launch itself automatically. If it does not, right-click on it and then select the Run as an administrator option.
  3. Once you get to the main interface, go ahead and click Start Scan. This process will scan your PC and find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  4. After the scan process is complete, click on the Repair All button in order to start fixing the issues with Patented Technologies (patent available here).

Disable YourPhone.exe from Running in the Background

If you find out that this feature is of no use to you, you can disable it from running in the background. Also, you can remove it from the startup applications and save you the time of having to disable it each time you power on your PC.

YourPhone.exe -disable phone from running background

To disable YourPhone.exe from running in the background, you can follow the steps below.

  1. Hit the Windows key + X on your keyboard all at once
  2. From the mini window or menu that appears, click on Settings.
  3. Once the settings window opens, click on Privacy.
  4. From the next window, click on to the Background Apps and then browse through till you find Your Phone app in the list of Background apps.
  5. Now toggle off the application for Background apps.
  6. Restart your computer to apply changes.

The above procedures will disable the YourPhone.exe file from running in the background.

If this does not help that much and you want to totally remove it from your computer, you can follow the steps below.

How to Turn Off the YourPhone.exe Process

Turning off this feature ultimately will be of help to some extent, but still, it will consume a little RAM. If you don’t want to use it, it will be just a waste of space if you leave it even though you might require it someday.

The importance of disabling it is that you will be able to save system resources by turning the YourPhone.exe process off along with other UWP app processes they don’t need.

If you want to turn off the YourPhone.exe process in Windows 10, here are the steps:

  1. Open Windows 10’s search box by pressing the Windows key + Q.
  2. Type background apps in the Type here to search box.
  3. From the results, click Background apps to fire up.
  4. Next, scroll down to the Your Phone app.
  5. Toggle the Your Phone option off and then close Settings.
  6. Finally, restart your PC and see if the problems associated with this file are fixed.
  7. Remove the YourPhone App

Most users who don’t have any near plans to use this app decide to uninstall Your Phone app. This is the right move as compared to the above method. It ensures that processes don’t consume system resources. This will also save you the space it uses on your RAM, and so you don’t have to worry about high memory usage anymore.

However, you cannot be able to uninstall Your Phone via settings or through the control panel in Windows 10 1903 because it is a built-in app.

If you want to completely remove it, you will have to do this using the PowerShell command as follows.

  1. Hit the Windows key + S to open the Cortana’s search box
  2. Now type this command in the search box PowerShell 
  3. Right-click Windows PowerShell and then select the Run as administrator option.
  4. After that, a PowerShell window will be opened. Once it is open, type Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.your phone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage and then press the Return key.
  5. Reboot your PC after uninstalling Your Phone, and everything should now work just fine.

Frequently Asked Questions about YourPhone.exe

  1. What is phone EXE?

YourPhone.exe is an executable file by Microsoft, which is used to link your phone to Windows 10. This file helps users to make calls over the Internet.

  1. Is YourPhone.exe a Virus? 

This file is a legitimate Microsoft process, and it is not a malware. It does not harm your computer in any way. If you think that it is causing problems, you should install antivirus software to protect your PC against that.

  1. How do I use phone EXE?

If you want to use this app, you will be required to open the Background apps from the Start menu and scroll down to the Your Phone app. Alternatively, you can go Settings tab first if the app is not available on the default screen. Afterward, toggle the Your Phone bar to On in order to enable it.

  1. How do I delete phone EXE?

This app is not available in the control panel because it is an inbuilt app that comes with Windows. To remove it from your PC, you will have to use the PowerShell.

Wrap Up

I hope that now you know what YourPhone.exe is and how to disable or remove it on your Windows PC. If you followed closely, you have just freed up system resources.

If you have different opinions about the YourPhone.exe Windows 10, you can share it with us by leaving a comment below.

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What is acrotray.exe? How to remove or fix acrotray.exe

What is acrotray.exe? Is it a safe file or is it a virus? How do I remove it from my PC? These are some of the questions I have been encountering over time. To start with what is, acrotray.exe is simply an executable file, a component of Adobe Acrobat DC program.

The file was designed and developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated.

From the stats and reports concerning this file, its size on disk is usually about 2.29 MB.

When you come across the .exe extension on any file, know that that particular file is an executable file. This file extension usually represents an executable file.

There are some bad executable files and therefore, in some cases, such files can damage your personal computer.

If you want to know more about this file, continue reading and you will whether the acrotray.exe file on your PC is a virus or trojan horse that you should remove. You will know if it is a valid Windows operating system file or a trustworthy application that should be kept.

Is acrotray.exe safe, or is it a virus or malware?

This is the most taunting part of this executable file –safe or not safe. If you want to find out if a given .exe file is a legit Windows process or a virus, the first thing you should check is the location of that specific .exe file.

acrotray.exe

See, a plumber doesn’t just replace a pipe because it is leaking. He has to find out where the leakage is coming from before he concludes. The same this is for acrotray.exe file.

By default, the acrotray.exe process is supposed to run from C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat DC\amtemu.v0.7-painter.exe. If you find it executing from elsewhere, then that should raise eyebrows immediately.

How to determine the execution location of acrotray.exe

If you want to find out where exactly this process is running, you will have to check it from the task manager.

Follow the below instructions:

  1. First of all open the Task Manager. You can do this by pressing Ctrl +Alt + Delete on your keyboard and selecting Task Manager from the list of options displayed. Alternatively, you can just press Ctrl + Shift + Esc and you be taken to the task manager directly.
  2. Go ahead and click on to View
  3. Now choose the Columns option and then select “Image Path Name”. Doing this will help you to add a location column to your Task Manager.
  4. From the image path name, locate the acrotray file and examine the location from which it is running from. If you happen to see a directory that is not corresponding to the one mentioned above, then you should look deeper into this process further.

Alternative way

You can also use the Microsoft’s Process Explorer tool to detect bad processes. This method has been used by many and after investigating; the results are only two – a genuine file or a threat.

Do you want to dig more and know how to use this tool? Check out the instructions below.

  1. Start the program. Please note that there is no installation required.
  2. Next, under Options, activate “Check Legends”.
  3. Go ahead and click on to View
  4. From the list of options that is displayed select Columns and then click add “Verified Signer”. This will add the Verified Signer column to the default columns.
  5. Now what you have to do is find out if the status of the process is listed as verified or unable to verify. If the process “Verified Signer” status is listed as “Unable to Verify”, this means that the file can be a threat and can harm your PC. You should take a moment and end the process.

NOTE

It is important to note that not all good or verified Windows processes have a valid Verified Signature label. Therefore, you should dig deeper before you decide to leave the file on your PC. Don’t just fall for the verified signature. Also, none of the bad processes are good.

To help you study the acrotray.exe further so that you can make an educated decision, I have listed some of the most important facts about acrotray.exe.

Here they are:

  1. Location: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat DC\ subfolder;
  2. Published by: Adobe Systems Incorporated
  3. Full Path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat DC\amtemu.v0.7-painter.exe
  4. Help file: www.adobe.com/support/main.htmlPublisher URL: www.adobe.com
  5. Size on disk: Known to be up to 2.29 MB in size on most Windows;

You can use the 6 facts to gauge the trustworthy of a file if you have been facing any difficulties with this executable file.

It is very crucial to determine the genuineness of acrotray.exe file before deleting or leaving it.

Use the steps above to find this process in Task Manager. Check its location as we said, (it should be in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat DC\). Compare the size and other facts that I have listed above with those that the file has.

Comparing these facts will help you to figure out any suspicious facts easily. If you suspect that you may be infected with a virus, then you must attempt to fix it immediately. The best way is usually to delete it completely from the system. To do this, you will have to download and install a full security application like Malwarebytes

I have specifically listed the above tool because if you use other tools, you might not be able to remove it. Not all tools on the web can detect every type of malware. If you want to use other tools, you may need to try several options before you’re get the best for the job.

NOTE

You might also encounter several challenges when trying to remove this file because the functionality of the acrotray.exe virus may affect the deletion process.

For that case, you should enable Safe Mode with Networking. Working in a secure environment like this will disable most processes which could be interfering with the removal process. Only the most required services and drivers will be loaded.

Once everything is set, you can now go ahead and run a security program and a complete system analysis.

Can I remove or delete acrotray.exe?

Now that we have seen how to determine the genuineness of this file, the question that pops up is whether you should delete acrotray executable file or not.

It is always advisable that you should not remove an executable file from your PC without a valid reason. Doing this can affect the performance of any associated program that use that particular file. Only remove a file if it is not safe.

NOTE

It is always good to keep your software and programs up to date. This will help you to avoid future issues that might occur due to corrupt files. Also, if you run into issues concerning the software functionality, the first thing you should do is to check driver and software updates often. Studies have shown that is your computer has the latest software and its programs are up to date, there will be little or no risk occurring and this is what we all want.

Why do people remove the acrotray.exe file?

Well, according to various reports, it has been noted that 4% of computer users tend to remove this file, so it may be harmless. Even though they want the best for their machines, it is advisable that you run trustworthiness checks on the acrotray executable file first in order to determine if it is safe or a virus. Don’t just remove it because people are saying it should be removed. Sometimes following the wind might not be the best way to go.

You can do a diagnosis on this particular file using the Reimage tool. This will is able to classify this file as malicious or not. The Reimage app will as well help you to delete acrotray.exe and get rid of the associated malware.

If this tool recognizes this file as a safe file and not a virus but you still need to delete acrotray.exe, you can simply uninstall Adobe Acrobat DC from your computer using its uninstaller. You can find the uninstaller at: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-1033-FFFF-7760-0C0F074E4100}.

If you cannot find the uninstaller, then uninstall Adobe Acrobat DC. This will completely delete acrotray.exe.

To do this, use the Add/Remove Program function in the Windows Control Panel as below:

  1. Hit Windows Key + Q to open a search box.
  2. Type Control Panel, and then click on the first option to open the control panel window.
  3. Under Programs, for Windows Vista/7/8.1/10: Click Uninstall a Program and for Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Browse through the programs listed and then locate the program Adobe Acrobat DC.
  5. Now click it, and then if you are using Windows Vista/7/8.1/10: Click Uninstall and for those of you using Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  6. Finally follow the on screen instructions to remove Adobe Acrobat DC.
  7. Restart your computer and check if you were able to remove the acrotray executable fie.

Common acrotray.exe error messages

As it turns out, if the acrotray.exe file is not genuine, you will run into a number of error on your PC. We have gathered such error. We found out that the error will pop out depending on the brand of PC you are using. Also, the process you were performing before the error occurred could also trigger one of the error messages listed below.

The most common acrotray.exe errors that can appear are:

  • acrotray.exe Application Error.
  • acrotray.exe failed.
  • Faulting Application Path: acrotray.exe.
  • acrotray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • acrotray.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  • Cannot find acrotray.exe.
  • acrotray.exe is not running.
  • acrotray.exe not found.
  • Error starting program: acrotray.exe.

When do these error messages occur?

These .exe error messages can occur during the installation of a program/ In some cases, one of them can pop up during the execution of its associate software program like Adobe Acrobat DC. In some occasions, users have reported to have run in to the errors during the startup or shutdown of Windows and some during the installation of the Windows operating system.

Since such errors occur during different scenarios, you should keep a record of when and where your acrotray.exe error occurs. This information is very important especially when it comes to troubleshooting.

How to fix acrotray.exe

If your computer is well maintained and clean then that is one of the best ways you can adopt to avoid any future problems with Adobe Acrobat DC.

What I mean is that, you should often run malware scans and clean your hard disk using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow. Also, you should always remove or uninstall programs and applications that you no longer need. Some programs are just on your PC to fill up space and cause problems. Therefore, always monitor any auto-start programs (with msconfig). Additionally, enable automatic Windows updates. This is very helpful as Windows updates do come with bug fixes that can just handle some rampant issues.

While you do all of the above, it is also important that you make regular backups or at least define recovery points.

Remembering the last thing you did or the last thing you installed before the problem is important when it comes to .exe files.

You can also try to use the resmon command in the command prompt terminal to identify some the processes that are causing your problem.

You might find the problem to be very serious and canning such that you are convinced o reinstall Windows, my advice is, instead of doing a complete reinstallation, try to repair your installation.

One can do the repair of Windows 8 by executing the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth. This allows you to repair the operating system without data loss.

Additional tool

The Security Task Manager can help you analyze the acrotray.exe process on your computer. It is such an reliable software since it displays all Windows tasks running, including built-in hidden processes such as keyboard and browser monitoring or auto-start entries. A single security risk rating indicates the probability that it is spyware, malware or a potential Trojan horse. This anti-virus detects and removes spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard disk.

Download or reinstall acrotray.exe

It is not recommended to download replacement exe files from any download sites, as these may themselves contain viruses and malware. If you need to download or reinstall acrotray.exe, then we recommend that you reinstall the main application associated with it Adobe Acrobat DC.

Please note that acrotray.exe errors can occur in any of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems. There is no exception with which operating system they will posp up in.

  • Windows 10. Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows ME, and Windows 2000

Conclusion!

I hope that by now you understand everything concerning this executable file and that you now know how to handle problems related to acrotray.exe.

However, I will remind you that you must first verify if the executable is legitimate or a virus before you decide to take any action against it. 

If you have any further questions please let us know and we will respond to them promptly.

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