Since the last update a background process called 'SpotifyWebHelper.exe' is running. It seems to start at Windows startup - I haven't started Spotify yet.
Why is this process running?
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Ok, I've asked around and what this is for is to help with pressing the play button in Facebook.
While this process is running clicking on a play button will start Spotify playing immediately, rather than face you with the 'do you have Spotify?' pop-up. So it's meant to create a smoother listening experience.
But there shouldn't be any harm in disabling it if you want to.
Right here in the Preferences (Edit > Preferences):
You might just need to scroll down a bit to get to it.