What is sdxhelper.exe? 5 ways to see if it’s safe.

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 Microsoft sdxhelper.exe Properties

Publisher: Microsoft

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.

Instantly detect spying apps on your PC, then block them!

graph animation Get access to the same network security tool that Information Security Professionals use to detect suspicious .exe apps, bandwidth wasters, and privacy violators. Trust by over 20 million people.

Get GlassWire now for FREE!

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.

App All apps 400 KB/s sdxhelper.exe prod.mrodevicemgr.live.com.akadns.net 24.3 KB 65.2 KB 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31 Jul 1 Aug 24 Hours Week Month 3 Hours 5 Minutes All Apps Traffic Graph Usage Things Firewall Alerts GlassWire sdxhelper.exe GlassWire Control S… Host Process for Wi… 642.9 KB 386.6 KB 129.4 KB 48.4 KB 90.1 KB 21 KB 727 B 30 KB Windows Explorer 31.3 KB 6.7 KB Background Task H… Spooler SubSystem… Device Association F… 24.7 KB 48.4 KB 6.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB Download/Upload H… System 48.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB

About Us

Our goal at GlassWire is to help people protect their privacy and security. We have helped over 20 million people protect their devices from threats.

Are you curious about the safety of another Windows file?
Visit our full Windows .exe file directory.

Have feedback?

Have suggestions on how we can improve this page? Please let us know.

Cybersecurity News

Learn new ways to protect your computer and phone from online threats.