What is sdxhelper.exe?
sdxhelper.exe is Microsoft’s secure download manager that is used to download Microsoft Office or Microsoft Office Updates. It may also help if you have two versions of Microsoft Office installed so they can peacefully co-exist on your system without conflicting with each other. sdxhelper.exe is necessary if you want to have the latest secure Microsoft Office technology so we don’t recommend that you disable it.
sdxhelper.exe stands for Secure Download Helper.
What does sdxhelper.exe do?
Securely downloads Microsoft Office software.
Is sdxhelper.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if sdxhelper.exe is safe or malware.
- 1. See who signed the sdxhelper.exe (check the publisher)
- 2. Scan sdxhelper.exe with Windows Security.
- 3. Check the network activity of sdxhelper.exe.
- 4. Analyze sdxhelper.exe with VirusTotal.
- 5. Run it in Windows Sandbox.
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Why does sdxhelper.exe access the network?
While investigating sdxhelper.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it connects to servers controlled by Microsoft at prod.mrodevicemgr.live.com.akadns.net based in the USA. This software downloads Microsoft Office and its components securely so we do not recommend blocking it with GlassWire’s firewall.
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