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helppane.exe

Microsoft Help and Support by Microsoft

Remove helppane.exe
Version:   6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
MD5:   3708ccee4878eb0b9e7b92355a631853
SHA1:   fb2b64805e8ef1afa11439589a172603a881dd3f
SHA256:   6ca3c86da704eb113c48ab7ac4583ab8d532d63f9d7331a4744a081b102621f5
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

Overview

helppane.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges typically within the context of its parent svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation). This version is designed to run on Windows Vista and is compiled as a 32 bit program.

DetailsDetails

File name:helppane.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Microsoft® Help and Support
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\windows\helppane.exe
Original name:HelpPane.exe.mui
File version:6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version:6.0.6000.16386
Size:486.5 KB (498,176 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.02237286%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.01309460%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00927826%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:374 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Memory
Private memory:10.82 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):5.54 MB
Private (minimum):5.5 MB
Non-paged memory:10.82 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:157.95 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):159.26 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:3.81 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):23.4 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:9
12
Handles:267
600
GUI GDI count:85
103
GUI USER count:59
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:High
Platform:32-bit
Command line:C:\windows\helppane.exe -embedding
Owner:User
Parent process:svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
helppane.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.01660326%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00856942%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00803383%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:295,106/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:504 KB
1.16 MB
msvcrt.dll (Windows NT CRT DLL by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.00160680%
Kernel CPU:0.00142826%
User CPU:0.00017853%
CPU cycles:35,486/sec
Memory:680 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows Vista Home Basic 100.00%
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