What is WinIRXHelper.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 WinIRXHelper.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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WinIRXHelper.exe file information

The process known as WinIRXHelper MFC Application belongs to software WinIRXHelper Application by unknown.

Description: WinIRXHelper.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WinIRXHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—mainly C:\Program Files\MSI\Media Center Deluxe II\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,576 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). WinIRXHelper.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify WinIRXHelper.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WinIRXHelper.exe. Therefore, you should check the WinIRXHelper.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

This behaves as a huge CPU memory leak (over 500mb often) I do have MSI Media center Deluxe II installed. If I remove it from my startup list, my computer work OK for more than one year, but I don't use my Media Center DII

Summary: Average user rating of WinIRXHelper.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving WinIRXHelper issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WinIRXHelper. 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 WinIRXHelper.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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