What is Discordhookhelper.exe

What is Discordhookhelper.exe

What is Discordhookhelper.exe

Discordhookhelper.exe is a legitimate executable that belongs to Discord, a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) application. Discord is designed for video gaming communities and specializes in text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat. According to user reports, anti-virus programs Avast and AVG sometimes detect the file (located at C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\discord\version\modules\discord_hook) as malicious and quarantine it. Since the file belongs to a legitimate program, the detection is likely a false positive. Usually, anti-virus programs are aware of these false positives, and the issue should be solved with the next update.


However, it’s necessary to mention that malware can sometimes be disguised as a legitimate file. This does not happen often, but it does happen, which is why you should not disregard Discordhookhelper.exe as a false positive just yet. Like we mentioned, the legitimate file should be located at C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\discord\version\modules\discord_hook, so if you notice it elsewhere, you should be suspicious.

If your computer is showing signs of being infected, immediately scan it with a different, not Avast or AVG, anti-malware software. The most obvious signs of an infection include a process using a lot of CPU, a sluggish computer, an increase in ads, and weird redirects.

Do you need to remove Discordhookhelper.exe

You won’t notice the Discordhookhelper.exe file, unless your Avast or AVG anti-virus software flags it. And it’s a necessary file that belongs to Discord. Thus, you do not need to delete Discordhookhelper.exe. However, you should scan your computer with anti-malware software (not Avast or AVG, or one that uses Avast’s database) just to make sure that malware is not disguising as Discordhookhelper.exe. If malware is detected, delete it immediately.

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