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What is ScriptHelper.exe?

ScriptHelper.exe is digitally signed by AVG Technologies.

ScriptHelper.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\ScriptHelperInstaller\9.0.1\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about ScriptHelper.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

Internal nameScriptHelper.exe
Original filenameScriptHelper.exe
Product version9.0.0.22
File version9.0.0.22

The following is the available information on ScriptHelper.exe:

Internal nameScriptHelper.exe
Original filenameScriptHelper.exe
Product version9.0.0.22
File version9.0.0.22

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameAVG Technologies
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2009-2 CA
Certificate serial number20ebfbcfc7970c887cb0510aa423a604

VirusTotal report

None of the 41 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the ScriptHelper.exe file.

None of the 41 anti-virus programs detected the ScriptHelper.exe file.

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to scripthelper.exe:

scripthelper.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

scripthelper.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

scripthelper.exe has stopped working.

End Program - scripthelper.exe. This program is not responding.

scripthelper.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

scripthelper.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 94% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 356 users.

User vote results: There were 333 votes to remove and 23 votes to keep

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

David Reed writes

7 thumbs

I am OUTRAGED that this program was inserted into my computer and - via AVG - is trying to take over as my defaultweb browser. I appear to be unable to uninstall it. AVG SHOULD BE HIGHLY CRITICIZED FOR THIS STUNT!

# 2 Jul 2012, 9:30

Roger Karlsson writes

3 thumbs

ScriptHelper.exe is part of the AVG Security Toolbar released with AVG 2012.

Recently there have been reports of users getting the following message when browsing with Internet Explorer:

"A web site wants to open web content using this program on your computer. This program will run outside of protected mode. Internet Explorer's protected mode helps you protect your computer ..."

The warning shows ScriptHelper.exe and AVG Technologies and a checkbox "Do not show me the warning for this program again"

Some users report that even though they tick the checkbox Internet Explorer keeps popping up the warning dialog.

The AVG response to this problem has been to either disable or uninstall the AVG Security Toolbar, or wait until AVG releases a bug fix for the problem.

# 4 Jul 2012, 23:39

D Wayne writes

1 thumb

In reply to Davids comment above, go to your internet explorer options, in the Manage tab select Mange add ons. From here disable all avg items.

# 2 May 2013, 18:32

==Frank== writes

0 thumbs


# 12 Oct 2013, 14:08

Phil Osso writes

0 thumbs

I keep getting this bloody message popping up. scripthelper.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

In simple terms how do I get rid of it!

# 4 Mar 2014, 10:49

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@Phil: ScriptHelper.exe comes AVG's Secure Search software. Most likely, you are getting the "Scripthelper.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close" due to a bug in the AVG software. The two solutions I can come up with are:

1. If you want to keep AVG Secure Search, contact AVG to see if they can solve the problem.


2. If you can live without AVG Secure Search, then uninstall it. That will remove the error message.

Did this help you fix the problem?

# 5 Mar 2014, 1:01

sharon colman writes

0 thumbs

I can't go on the internet with my desk top. I am using my laptop to try to find a solution. Any help would be most appreciated - and I am not tech savvy.\thanks

# 28 Jul 2014, 13:55

Abriya Thomas writes

0 thumbs

I get a message that pops up on my screen saying "ScriptHelper has stooped working" Can someone PLEASE tell me how to stop this. Im getting very frustrated! I tried uninstalling anything dealing with AVG but nothing helps.

# 4 Dec 2015, 13:19

Abriya Thomas writes

0 thumbs

Im so upset i misspelled stopped

# 4 Dec 2015, 13:22

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