How to remove an winhelp error
The free file information forum can help you determine if winhelp.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Winhelp.exe file information
Description: winhelp.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 807,388 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 1,096,156 bytes, 375,808 bytes, 708,608 bytes or 807,425 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. Winhelp.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows system file. winhelp.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications, manipulate other programs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If winhelp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 38% dangerous. The file size is 65,656 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 64,512 bytes. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell). The file is not a Windows core file.
If winhelp.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 24% dangerous. The file size is 1,860,448 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. Winhelp.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows system file.
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "(default)" definitely not required. Added by the BLACKMAL.C WORM!
- "WinHelp" definitely not required. Added by a variant of the LOVGATE WORM! Note - "winhelp.exe" resides in C:\Windows\System (Win9x/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (WinNT/2K), or C:\Windows\System32 (WinXP) whereas the valid "winhelp.exe" resides in C:\Windows or C:\Winnt
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as winhelp.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the winhelp.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.
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