The 'WebHelper.exe' appears to be causing trouble to many users online with more reports pilling up daily. The 'WebHelper.exe' process belongs to the WebHelper application. This piece of software does not seem to have a legitimate publisher or a website linked with it. The only place where one can come across the WebHelper application is in various software bundles. It is likely that low-quality torrent tools may be responsible for the propagation of the WebHelper application. In its nature, the WebHelper software is not threatening and thus cannot be categorized as unsafe. However, its presence on your system may cause it to slow down, as this application tends to use up big portions of the CPU resources. There have been reports, which state that the WebHelper application may bombard users with advertisements promoting different technical support tactics so that be very wary of any advertisements displayed by this piece of software.
Many dodgy applications are using software bundles to propagate themselves as users may not even notice they are installing a potentially dubious application during the installation process. Usually, to ensure that the user installs these PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), the installation process is designed in a way that is meant to mislead the users and trick them into agreeing to install all the applications in the bundle. It is crucial that you keep a close eye on what you agree to while installing new software, as not all applications are designed with your best interest in mind. It is important to use the Advanced mode while installing software so that you will be notified of what happens on each step of the process.
If you have the WebHelper application present on your system, we advise you to remove it using a reputable anti-virus software suite.
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