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What is helppane.exe?

Part of Microsoft® Help and Support by Microsoft

(helppane.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does helppane.exe run?

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


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the helppane.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of helppane.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is helppane.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00928% CPU92782.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.82 MB RAM50.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
85 GDI objects56.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: helppane.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft® Help and Support
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 486.5 KB
Original file name: HelpPane.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0223728607%
Privileged CPU: 0.0130946008%
User CPU: 0.00927825991662%
Privileged CPU time: 374.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,213,843,134
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 157.95 MB
Peak committed memory: 159.26 MB
Paged memory: 10.82 MB
Peak paged memory: 11 MB
Paged system memory: 276.71 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.3 KB
Working set memory: 3.81 MB
Peak working set memory: 23.4 MB
Min working set memory: 3.81 MB
Private memory: 10.82 MB
Page faults: 6,257
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 808
Total read transfer: 941.82 KB
Total write operations: 3
Total write transfer: 236 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,437
Total other transfer: 34.72 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 85
USER objects: 59
Handle count average: 267
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Child Processes
Process Command
C:\Windows\helppane.exe -Embedding

Image hashes

MD5: 3708ccee4878eb0b9e7b92355a631853
SHA-1: fb2b64805e8ef1afa11439589a172603a881dd3f
SHA-256: 6ca3c86da704eb113c48ab7ac4583ab8d532d63f9d7331a4744a081b102621f5

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
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