What is winhelp.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the winhelp.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Winhelp.exe file information

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Description: Winhelp.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winhelp.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 807,388 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,096,156 bytes, 375,808 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 keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name winhelp.exe, for example WORM_IMAUT.CL or BKDR_EMBEDDED.AM (detected by TrendMicro), and Worm.Win32.AutoIt.s or Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Drooptroop.hjj (detected by Kaspersky). 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.


User Comments

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  james (shadow) Yura   (further information)
W32.Lovegate.F@mm. It is a modified variant of Lovegate.C worm, uses e-mail addresses collected from *.ht* files to send infected messages. It also copies to shared network drives and drops backdoor programs in the infected system.

Summary: Average user rating of winhelp.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks winhelp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think winhelp.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving winhelp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with winhelp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the winhelp.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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