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What is helplibagent.exe?

Part of Microsoft Help Viewer by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft Help System is the end-to-end help system for content served from MSDN Online or content that you have installed locally. You can use your favorite web browser to view help content online or the Local Help Viewer to view local content.
Description of helplibagent.exe from Microsoft
The Local Help Viewer is a Windows-based client application that displays help content when you choose offline (local) help in the Help Library Manager. The Help Library Agent is a tray application that processes help requests to display local content in the Local Help Viewer. The Help Library Manager lets you add, update, and remove offline content, and manage your help settings.
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How does helplibagent.exe run?

Process - helplibagent.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. helplibagent.exe is executed by the process devenv.exe (Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 by Microsoft).

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the helplibagent.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of helplibagent.exe users, 73.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is helplibagent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00061% CPU6130.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
53.74 MB RAM249.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              36 GDI objects24.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
440 context switches/sec440.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft help viewer\v1.0\helplibagent.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Microsoft Help Viewer.

What programs install helplibagent.exe?

Microsoft Help Viewer 1.1 by Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Help Viewer is the offline help system (local help) developed by Microsoft that ships with Visual Studio. The user experience for Microsoft Help Viewer 1.x is that topics can be viewed in any installed web brow
Program help URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133405
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v1.0\
Size: 64.96 MB
Microsoft Help Viewer 1.1 Language Pack - CHT by Microsoft Corporation
Program help URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133405
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v1.0\
Size: 48.11 MB
Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0 by Microsoft Corporation
Program help URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133405
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v1.0\
Size: 6.37 MB
Microsoft Help Viewer 1.1 Language Pack - DEU by Microsoft Corporation
Program help URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133405
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v1.0\
Size: 66.68 MB
Microsoft Help Viewer 1.1 Language Pack - ITA by Microsoft Corporation
Program help URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133405
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v1.0\
Size: 68.05 MB
Microsoft Help Viewer by Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Help Viewer is the offline help system (local help) developed by Microsoft that ships with Visual Studio 2010 and its associated MSDN Library. Help file has a ".mshc" (Microsoft Help Container) file e
Program help URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133405
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v1.0\
Size: 64.96 MB
Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0 Language Pack - DEU by Microsoft Corporation
Program help URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133405
Install path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v1.0\
Size: 5.97 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: helplibagent.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Help Viewer
Description: HelpLibAgent.exe
Version: 1.0.40219.1 built by: SP1Rel
Product version: 1.0.40219.1
Size: 82.34 KB
Original file name: HelpLibAgent.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 12/7/2009
Expiration date: 3/7/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006255728%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000125640%
User CPU: 0.00061300881987%
Privileged CPU time: 93483.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 12 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,002,974,822
CPU cycle count /min: 646,226,215
Context switches /sec: 440
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 623.6 MB
Peak committed memory: 641.73 MB
Paged memory: 53.74 MB
Peak paged memory: 62.42 MB
Paged system memory: 393.78 KB
Non-paged system memory: 44.87 KB
Working set memory: 67.52 MB
Peak working set memory: 70.31 MB
Min working set memory: 67.52 MB
Private memory: 53.74 MB
Page faults: 16,233,929
Page faults /min: 2,778
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4,460
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 14.21 MB
Read transfer /min: 2.72 KB
Total write operations: 760
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 370.42 KB
Write transfer /min: 42 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,649
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 418.25 KB
Other Transfer /min: 85 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 36
Peak GDI objects: 39
USER objects: 21
Peak USER objects: 24
Resources
Handle count average: 341
Thread count average: 13
Thread resource averages
clr.dll
gdiplus.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v1.0\HelpLibAgent.exe" ms-xhelC:///?product=SQLServer&productVersion=110&method=f1&query=vdt.query.subquery%00vdt.querydesigner%00vdt.pane.results&LCID=1033
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v1.0\HelpLibAgent.exe" ms-xhelC:///?product=VS&productVersion=100&method=f1&query=Designer_System.Windows.Forms.Design.FormDocumentDesigner%00boost.frmBase&LCID=1033&TargetFrameworkMoniker=.NETFramework,Version%3Dv3.5&DevLang=csharp&launchingApp=VS

Image hashes

MD5: d138315d596d1cb0ad62eb691d2d84d7
SHA-1: 8cfad61b87960fc203ecc2f45301bb342394e5c0
SHA-256: e87bde4257e33f4f185dc872e0d7fc0a378741233ea3dd6a2665bfcf44bad1d4

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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