Adobe CEF Helper.exe: What It Is & Fixing High Usage

What is Adobe CEF Helper.exe?

Adobe CEF Helper.exe is known as a Windows process. It is also called Adobe CEF Helper and belongs to the Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin software by Adobe Systems Incorporated.

What does it do, and is it essential?

Adobe CEF Helper.exe is used by Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin to speed up your web browsing experience by making the web pages load faster. This process also enables Flash Player to work with other applications so you can watch videos and play games online. If you do not use Adobe Flash Player, there is no need to keep this process running on your PC.

Is Adobe CEF Helper.exe a virus or safe?

Adobe CEF Helper.exe is a safe file that is present in your System. It is not a virus. However, it can be removed if you no longer need it or have problems with your PC.

Where is it located on your computer

The location of this file can vary depending on your Operating System. Here are some specific sites where you can find it:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin\CEF\Application

Windows XP

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin\CEF\Application

Windows Vista and Windows 7


C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.Exe C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10h_ActiveX.exe C:\Windows(or) \SysWOW64 \Macromed \Flash \FlashUtil10h_ActiveX . exe If you have more than one version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your PC, this process can be found in all of the above locations.

How to remove & uninstall Adobe CEF Helper.exe 

a) Go to Control Panel/Add/Remove Programs

(XP) or Programs and Features (Vista and Windows 7)

b) Go to the “Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin” section and click on “Change/Remove”

c) Click “Modify” to uninstall or change the Adobe Flash Player version installed on your computer. If you select “Remove,” then all versions of Adobe Flash Player will be removed from your computer, including the version built into your web browser.

d) Once you click on “Modify,” a new window will open, showing you the different versions of Adobe Flash Player that are available for download from the Internet. In most cases, only one version is available for download, but if multiple versions are available, choose the one you want to install and click “Next.”

If you are having trouble uninstalling Adobe CEF Helper, please try the steps below:

Go to the Control Panel and select Uninstall a program (Windows XP users must go through Add/Remove Programs instead). Once there, find the program you wish to uninstall (Adobe CEF Helper), click it once, and then click Uninstall at the top of the window.

If you cannot find it there, try looking for it in C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86). If it is not in either of those locations, go ahead and reinstall Adobe Flash Player and then follow this guide from step 1 until you find it. Google Chrome users should go through the same steps and click on the Menu button at the top right of their browser window, followed by Tools > Extensions > Uninstall an extension if they are having trouble removing this file.)

How do you stop Adobe CEF Helper.exe processes?

a)If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the Start button. Select Control Panel from the Start Menu and then double click on System.

b)Click the Advanced system settings link from the left-hand menu

c)Under the Startup and Recovery section, click on Settings.

D)When the dialog box appears, select a time from the drop-down menu that appears under On Startup. Click OK and then click Apply. This will help prevent Adobe CEF Helper.exe from starting with your computer. (Note: If you do not see this option, it is because you have not installed any updates to your computer yet.)

How to check if Adobe CEF Helper.exe has high CPU usage 

a)First, press CTRL – ALT – DEL on your keyboard. Open the Task Manager by clicking on the tab with the same Name.

b)Go to the Processes tab and sort the processes by Name. Locate any method related to Adobe CEF Helper.exe and right-click it, then select Go To Details. If you cannot find any instances of this file running, it may be running as a service instead. Please continue reading Solution 10 for more information.

c)If you find an instance of Adobe CEF Helper.exe running, look at the CPU Usage (%). Does it indicate that it uses 99% or more of your CPU’s processing power? If so, this is likely a bad sign, and you should continue reading Solution 10 for more information on stopping a process from running in this manner.)

How to check if Adobe CEF Helper.exe is causing high disk usage

To check if Adobe CEF Helper.exe is causing high disk usage, you can go through the following steps:

Press Windows key + R to open the run menu. Type taskschd. msc and click OK to open the Task Scheduler window. Go to Microsoft > Windows > WebApps > CEF folder and right-click on Adobe CEF Helper, then click End task. If your problem goes away, the issue is probably related to Adobe CEF Helper.exe, and you should consider uninstalling it. If your problem persists, the issue may not be associated with Adobe CEF Helper, and you should check other causes of high disk usage.

How to check if Adobe CEF Helper.exe has high network usage

To check if Adobe CEF Helper.exe has high network usage, you can go through the following steps:

Press Windows key + R to open the run menu. Type netstat -any and click OK to open the Network Statistics window. You will see a list of running processes and their network statistics. Sort the list by Local Address column (Click on the heading) to see if Adobe CEF Helper is at the top of the list. If it is at the top of the list, look for other programs related to Adobe CEF Helper and uninstall them one by one until your problem disappears. If no other program appears related to Adobe CEF Helper, then you should consider uninstalling Adobe CEF Helper itself, as it may be related to your problem.

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