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What is shellhelper.exe?

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How does shellhelper.exe run?

Process - shellhelper.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. shellhelper.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the shellhelper.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of shellhelper.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is shellhelper.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00016% CPU1632.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.75 MB RAM17.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
57 GDI objects38.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     2 context switches/sec2.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft private folder 1.0\shellhelper.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: shellhelper.exe
Name: Microsoft Private Folder 1.0
Description: Shell helper
Version: 1.0.1495.0
Size: 756 KB
Original file name: ShellHelper.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0010126615%
Privileged CPU: 0.0008494640%
User CPU: 0.00016319752065%
Privileged CPU time: 406.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 52.05 MB
Peak committed memory: 63.13 MB
Paged memory: 3.75 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.12 MB
Paged system memory: 46.36 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.43 KB
Working set memory: 7.82 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.83 MB
Min working set memory: 7.5 MB
Private memory: 3.75 MB
Page faults: 2,279
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 224
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 11.35 MB
Read transfer /min: 29.17 KB
Total write operations: 3
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 207 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 4,579
Other operations /min: 11
Total other transfer: 266.73 KB
Other Transfer /min: 686 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 57
USER objects: 14
Handle count average: 147
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Private Folder 1.0\ShellHelper.exe" -Embedding

Image hashes

MD5: b03aa18058958c1a0c8cfd970dd1ddcf
SHA-1: 60192ae8506b2e227caa707e8f5859546478827c
SHA-256: a9f5ab79ae73d4a7476f100b44b95bcab2825e2ec8a9e9ef824a469cb47d72ac

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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