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What is winhelp.exe?

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How does winhelp.exe run?

Process - winhelp.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. winhelp.exe is executed by the process winlogon.exe (Windows NT Logon Application by Microsoft).

How does winhelp.exe start?

Scheduled task - winhelp.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'At1' and is triggered by the Weekly action. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the winhelp.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of winhelp.exe users, 33.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is winhelp.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00715% CPU71543.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.6 MB RAM12.1%
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.
              26 GDI objects17.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
505 context switches/sec505.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: winhelp.exe
Size: 1.18 MB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0083164794%
Privileged CPU: 0.0011621747%
User CPU: 0.00715430467769%
Privileged CPU time: 3691265.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 5,539 ms
Context switches /sec: 505
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 42.17 MB
Peak committed memory: 54.15 MB
Paged memory: 2.6 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.72 MB
Paged system memory: 35.44 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.98 KB
Working set memory: 6.54 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.64 MB
Min working set memory: 6.54 MB
Private memory: 2.6 MB
Page faults: 223,856,778
Page faults /min: 335,935
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 275
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 6.72 MB
Read transfer /min: 10.33 KB
Total write operations: 62
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 2.52 MB
Write transfer /min: 3.88 KB
Total other operations: 82,903,728
Other operations /min: 124,411
Total other transfer: 1.71 MB
Other Transfer /min: 2.63 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 26
USER objects: 9
Handle count average: 161
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Scheduled task details

Name: At1
Command: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At1.job

Image hashes

MD5: 8e76918b7236aea70c6eb71fea3b49fb
SHA-1: 79122b592677d0310a31462aebbbd734fd0e476c
SHA-256: 94efe2a561bfe00d8a19444590b5a6ae270bc59b96d97ac05268a8915dc1a04c

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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