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What is Helper.exe?

Helper.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Helper.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Helper.exe file information

The process known as Firefox Helper or Helper belongs to software SpeedUpMyPC or Firefox or System Cleaner (version 7) by Mozilla (www.mozilla.org) or Pointstone Software (www.pointstone.com).

Description: Helper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Helper.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 49,664 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 52,224 bytes, 50,176 bytes or 51,200 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/helper.exe.html 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The Helper.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The Helper.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify Helper.exe related errors

If Helper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 515,072 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 100,952 bytes or 450,936 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. Helper.exe is able to record inputs.
In case you experience problems using Helper.exe, you can also visit the www.systemcleaner.com website, make sure that you have installed the latest version or uninstall System Cleaner 7 or SpeedUpMyPC from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

If Helper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 59% dangerous. The file size is 451,928 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 526,848 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file.

If Helper.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 96% dangerous. The file size is 374,272 bytes.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Helper.exe, for example Packed.Win32.Krap.u or Packed.Win32.Krap.v (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan:Win32/Ilomo.gen!A (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the Helper.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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c:\program files\mozilla thunderbird\uninstall\helper.exe - Norton reported that it made 12 changes to my computer. No action recomended. Modified 11 registry entries. Low threat level.
  John Beaman  
Part Of HyperOs System
  Steve Clarke   (further information)
It is a file of My Other Computers disk cloning software. I have used it for several years and like it very muvh.
  Stephen Bennett  
It is a process handler for Mozilla Firefox
  John Miles  
I get errors for firefox, chrome, and ie. I then have to reboot my laptop. I get these errors even when they are not running. I sure would like to remove it,
  Bill Rutz  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Helper.exe: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments.
One user thinks Helper.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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