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What is updatehlpr.dll?

Part of PC Tools Smart Update Helper by PC Tools

What is it?

PC Tools Smart Update is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found. The updater will check for updates remotely and install them based on an internal schedule.
Description of updatehlpr.dll from PC Tools
PC Tools Security is a full antivirus and antispyware package designed to protect from known viruses, worms, Trojans and other threats while defending against spyware, adware, bots, keyloggers and other malware. Monitors for and blocks known malware in real-time. PC Tools Security uses spider scanning technology to identify and remove threats in minutes. Warns you about unsafe or phishing websites and displays website safety ratings in your search results. Frequent automatic updates and product upgrades ensure that you are always protected against the latest threats.
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How does updatehlpr.dll run?

Process - updatehlpr.dll is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. updatehlpr.dll is executed by the process update.exe (PC Tools Smart Update by PC Tools).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the updatehlpr.dll process running.Of the 0.6% of updatehlpr.dll users, 10.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pc tools registry mechanic\updatehlpr.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)

About PC Tools

PC Tools develops and publishes security and utility software for consumers and enterprises markets. Its products include Spyware Doctor, which provides spyware More...
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File details

File name: updatehlpr.dll
Publisher: PC Tools (verified)
Name: PC Tools Smart Update Helper
Description: PC Tools Smart Update Helper
Size: 874.46 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: PC Tools
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/7/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.7227804422%
Privileged CPU: 0.3200884815%
User CPU: 0.40269196065047%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\PC Tools Registry Mechanic\UpdateHlpr.dll",SmartAlertRunning RM

Image hashes

MD5: 361ca33db6550c9e709db0855b7b2156
SHA-1: 66c9d6595ed02cdac097e66234406a439ed60a03

PE image details

File packed: No
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