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What is SpotifyWebHelper.exe?

What is it?

This is the embedded web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox) add-in of Spotify that detects when a user clicks on a spotify music link on the web and then openes the Spotify desktop program. Users can access applications integrated in the Spotify desktop client, written in HTML5. Spotify is a Swedish music streaming service offering digitally restricted streaming of selected music from a range of major and independent record labels.

What if I disable SpotifyWebHelper.exe?

If you disable spotifywebhelper, Spotify will not automatically open if you click on spotify embedded links in your web browser.
Description of spotifywebhelper.exe from the publisher
Think of Spotify as your new music collection. Your library. Only this time your collection is vast: millions of tracks and counting. Spotify comes in all shapes and sizes, available for your PC, Mac, home audio system and mobile phone. Wherever you go, your music follows you. And because the music plays live, there’s no need to wait for downloads and no big dent in your hard drive. It’s now easier than ever to discover and share music with your friends. Thanks to Spotify and Facebook, you can see and hear what your friends are listening to – just hit play on any music post. You can also share music with a flick of the wrist. Send it straight to your friends, or post tracks on social networks. It’s how music should be. Getting started is quick, easy and safe. Create an account by choosing a username and password. Download and install Spotify on either Windows or Mac. Then search and play, millions of songs are now yours.
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How does spotifywebhelper.exe run?

Process - SpotifyWebHelper.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. SpotifyWebHelper.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Stifinder by Microsoft).

How does spotifywebhelper.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - SpotifyWebHelper.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Spotify Web Helper' and the execution command '"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe"' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the spotifywebhelper.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of spotifywebhelper.exe users, 52.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is SpotifyWebHelper.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00056% CPU5599.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.64 MB RAM16.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         5 GDI objects3.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of SpotifyWebHelper.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: SpotifyWebHelper.exe
Size: 910.67 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Spotify Ltd
Certificate authority: The USERTRUST Network

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0007498786%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001899043%
User CPU: 0.00055997431422%
Privileged CPU time: 78.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 41.27 MB
Peak committed memory: 46.41 MB
Paged memory: 3.64 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.65 MB
Paged system memory: 72.69 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.51 KB
Working set memory: 44 KB
Peak working set memory: 5.21 MB
Min working set memory: 40 KB
Private memory: 3.64 MB
Page faults: 3,156
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 26
Total read transfer: 1.27 KB
Total write operations: 1
Total write transfer: 72 Bytes
Total other operations: 717
Total other transfer: 10.76 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 5
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 172
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Spotify Web Helper
Command: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe"

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 4380

Image hashes

MD5: e0dd774689998f43167c4799f9b69fc3
SHA-1: df633227dc6cf5897849d3e8bace14bdace1e04b
SHA-256: 1353ca6df088d232f3fe1c93f08a6ac9bceebb1cf22a39a3eab6ad30bb4e0588

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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