What is SvcGuiHlpr.exe?

The genuine SvcGuiHlpr.exe file is a software component of Access Connections by Lenovo.
ThinkVantage Access Connections uses this GUI to organize and manage network location profiles for laptops and other portable computers, although it was designed for Thinkpads. Each network profile contains all of the necessary settings for one specific network. The program allows you to prioritize and automate how and when you connect using different network profiles. Lenovo acquired ThinkPad from IBM in 2005, and continues to support Access Connections through their website.

SvcGUIHlpr stands for Service Graphical User Interface Helper

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 SvcGuiHlpr.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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SvcGuiHlpr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SvcGuiHlpr
SvcGuiHlpr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Access Connections SvcGuiHlpr Application or ThinkVantage Access Connections Service GUI helper Module or ThinkVantage Access Connections Service GUI Helper belongs to software Access Connections or ThinkVantage Access Connections by Lenovo (

Description: SvcGuiHlpr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SvcGuiHlpr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 106,496 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 114,688 bytes and 22 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. SvcGuiHlpr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with SvcGuiHlpr.exe, you can look for help on the [1][2] website or uninstall the software ThinkVantage Access Connections or Rescue and Recovery using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify SvcGuiHlpr.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SvcGuiHlpr.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SvcGuiHlpr.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

IBM ThinkPad Access Conections
Tool für AccessConnection vom IBM/Lenevo
process associated with ThinkVantage Access Connections from Lenovo. Disabling or enabling it is down to user preference.
svcguihlpr.exe is a process associated with ThinkVantage Access Connections from Lenovo. ... svcguihlpr.exe is not a critical component...
ThinkVantage Access Connections Service GUI Helper

Summary: Average user rating of SvcGuiHlpr.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think SvcGuiHlpr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving SvcGuiHlpr issues

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