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What is scripthelper.exe?

What is it?

AVG Secure Search is a toolbar, that is installed in many cases through third party bundled installations, is a security tool that is constantly on the lookout for you, showing you safety rating for any sites you search for. This browser plugin can be used with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, and it uses a custom Google search to let you know whether sites that appear in your search results are safe, risky or dangerous.
Description of scripthelper.exe from the publisher
AVG Secure Search alerts you before you visit dangerous webpages to make sure your identity, personal information, and computer are protected. In addition, our integrated AVG Do Not Track brings the control over your privacy back to you. AVG Secure Search provides clear safety ratings for each link in your search results, allowing you to instantly assess the safety of every site you’re interested in before you go there. Infected sites are marked so that you immediately know which sites to avoid. AVG Secure Search works with Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
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How does scripthelper.exe run?

Process - scripthelper.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. scripthelper.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

How does scripthelper.exe start?

Safe for scripting control - scripthelper.exe has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706} with and identifier of CLSID\{F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. Safe for scripting is a Windows policy that disables the Internet Explorer security prompt for Windows Installer scripts. It allows Web-based programs to install software on the computer without notifying the user. By default, when a script hosted by an Internet browser tries to install a program on the system, the system warns users and allows them to select or refuse the installation. This setting suppresses the warning and allows the installation to proceed.
Safe for initializing control - scripthelper.exe has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706} with and identifier of CLSID\{F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. When a program is initialized, it can receive data from another program for initializing its state. This is a potential security hazard because the data could come from an untrusted source. Programs that guarantee no security breach regardless of the data source are considered safe for initialization and are registered as such.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the scripthelper.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of scripthelper.exe users, 13.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is scripthelper.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.07521% CPU752124.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.75 MB RAM8.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          20 context switches/sec20.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\avg secure search\scripthelperinstaller\12.2.0\scripthelper.exe

Are there other versions of scripthelper.exe?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: scripthelper.exe
Version: 14.2.0.1
Size: 1.16 MB
Original file name: ScriptHelper.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVG Technologies
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 3/30/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.2272722557%
Privileged CPU: 0.1520598545%
User CPU: 0.07521240116982%
Privileged CPU time: 156 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 699,716,242
Context switches /sec: 20
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 76.14 MB
Peak committed memory: 78.64 MB
Paged memory: 1.75 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.86 MB
Paged system memory: 139.55 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.38 KB
Working set memory: 6.08 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.15 MB
Min working set memory: 6.08 MB
Private memory: 1.75 MB
Page faults: 1,770
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 107
Total read transfer: 31.23 KB
Total write operations: 376
Total write transfer: 68.35 KB
Total other operations: 1,401
Total other transfer: 8.3 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 4
Resources
Handle count average: 135
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\ScriptHelperInstaller\14.2.0\ScriptHelper.exe" -Embedding

Safe for scripting control details

CLSID: {F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706}
Command: CLSID\{F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Safe for initializing control details

CLSID: {F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706}
Command: CLSID\{F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Image hashes

MD5: d48125fbbb855b6652899da5fd51bba5
SHA-1: f297f3967ae3977070a83a1c042c0f4caa2a61f6
SHA-256: f7a9893738c908958b038635d7aeef7018510731a9247f5d442e73deb4e46ed1

PE image details

File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
crypt32.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
rpcrt4.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
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