What Is apphelp? Is It A Virus Or Malware? How To Fix?

What is apphelp?

apphelp is an dll file which belongs to the process Application Compatibility Client Library which comes with the Software null developed by software developer null

The .dll extension of the apphelp file specifies that it is a Dynamic-link library file.

Malware and viruses are also transmitted through dll files. So we must be sure before opening any unknown dll file on our computers.

We will check if the apphelp file is a virus or malware? Whether it should be deleted to keep your computer safe? Read more below.

Is apphelp safe to run? Is it a virus or malware?

Let’s check the location of this dll file to determine whether this is a legit software or a virus. The location of this file is

File Location / Danger rating : 43% dangerous

To check whether the dll file is legit you can start the Task Manager. Then click on the columns field and add Verified Signer as one of the columns.

Now look at the Verified Signer value for apphelp process if it says “Unable to verify” then the file may be a virus.

File Name apphelp
Software Developer null
File Type dll
File Location 43% dangerous
Software null


apphelp is a Virus or Not : apphelp is not a Virus or Malware

If the developer of the software is legitimate then it is not a virus or malware. If the developer is not listed or seems suspicious you can remove it using the uninstall program.


How to Fix apphelp Errors

To fix missing apphelp file you can perform a system restore to restore all missing dll files on your system.

If the system restore didn’t fix the dll issue then you can run System File Checker to fix corrupt dll files on your Windows system.

How To Remove or Uninstall apphelp

To remove apphelp from your computer do the following steps one by one.

  1. If the dll file is a part of a software program or game then it will also have an uninstall option. Then you can run the uninstaller located at directory like C:>null>Application Compatibility Client Library ornull >apphelp_uninstall.dll
  2. Or the apphelp was installed using the Windows Installer then to uninstall it Go to System Settings and open Add Or Remove Programs Option.
  3. Then Search for apphelp or the software name null in the search bar or try out the developer name null.
  4. Then click on it and select the Uninstall Program option to remove apphelp file from your computer. Now the software null program along with the file apphelp will be removed from your computer.

I hope you were able to learn more about the apphelp file and how to remove it.

Let us know in the comments below if you face any other apphelp issues.

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