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What is helper.exe?

Part of Firefox by Mozilla

What is it?

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards. Functions can be added through extensions, created by third-party developers. Firefox uses a sandbox security model, and limits scripts from accessing data from other web sites based on the same origin policy
Description of helper.exe from Mozilla
Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.
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How is helper.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - helper.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{E6D595CB-3DA5-45F8-A544-A6F127AC712A}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the helper.exe file.Of the 0.5% of helper.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\uninstall\helper.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

About Mozilla Corporation

Born from Netscape’s 1998 open sourcing of the code base behind its Netscape Communicator internet suite, Mozilla Firefox currently holds approximately 22.48% o More...
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File details

File name: helper.exe
Publisher: Mozilla Corporation (verified)
Name: Firefox
Description: Firefox Helper
Version: 17.0.1
Size: 869.18 KB
Original file name: helper.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Thawte

Scheduled task details

Name: \{E6D595CB-3DA5-45F8-A544-A6F127AC712A}

Image hashes

MD5: 1b41d3e1d6b58e351ee66c34d64ada2f
SHA-1: f7469d8d05939e1b20ea7021fee97a3153d9df57

PE image details

File packed: No
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