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What is uninstallhelper.exe?

Part of Uninstall Helper by W3i LLC

What is it?

Uninstall Helper is part of the software bundler installer by W3i.
Description of uninstallhelper.exe from W3i LLC
W3i, is a network of application companies, that support each other. Publishers increase revenue by offering relevant applications during their installation process. Advertisers increase distribution by paying network publishers to include their application as an offer during installation. Users benefit as they receive quality applications for free or at reduced prices. The W3i Application Network uses InstallIQ, W3i's proprietary Windows installation manager, the first installer to be certified in the TRUSTe Trusted Download Program. W3i has distributed over 300 million applications since its inception. It now averages 9 million installations each month.
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How does uninstallhelper.exe run?

Process - uninstallhelper.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. uninstallhelper.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does uninstallhelper.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - uninstallhelper.exe is registered with the run identifier 'UninstallHelper' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\W3i\UninstallHelper\UninstallHelper.exe" /silent /autorun' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the uninstallhelper.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of uninstallhelper.exe users, 74.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is uninstallhelper.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
          3.32 MB RAM15.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         13 GDI objects8.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\w3i\uninstallhelper\uninstallhelper.exe

What programs install uninstallhelper.exe?

Uninstall Helper by W3i, LLC - Uninstall Helper is part of the W3i InstallIQ bundleware application designed to monitor and keep W3i installed applications up to date. Uninstall Helper is included as an option with all W3i InstallIQ installations. Uni
Program URL: www.installiqlearnmore.com/installiq_updater_help.html
Program help URL: mailto:support@support.w3i.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\W3i\UninstallHelper\
Size: 899.22 KB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

About W3i, LLC

W3i developes a product called InstallIQ that allows software publishers montize software distribution by co-installed bundled software as well as interapp ad More...
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File details

File name: uninstallhelper.exe
Publisher: W3i, LLC (verified)
Name: Uninstall Helper
Description: Uninstall Helper
Size: 877.15 KB
Original file name: UninstallHelper.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: W3i
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 6/18/2011
Expiration date: 7/1/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Privileged CPU time: 187.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 467,749,036
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 74.24 MB
Peak committed memory: 81.05 MB
Paged memory: 3.32 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.44 MB
Paged system memory: 128.14 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.21 KB
Working set memory: 8.19 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.25 MB
Min working set memory: 4.81 MB
Private memory: 3.32 MB
Page faults: 2,281
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 78
Total read transfer: 110.93 KB
Total write operations: 129
Total write transfer: 2.67 KB
Total other operations: 1,272
Total other transfer: 9.45 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 13
Peak GDI objects: 16
USER objects: 7
Peak USER objects: 13
Handle count average: 208
Thread count average: 8

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\W3i\UninstallHelper\UninstallHelper.exe" /silent /autorun

Startup files (user) run details

Name: UninstallHelper
Command: "C:\Program Files\W3i\UninstallHelper\UninstallHelper.exe" /silent /autorun

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 49157
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 326273a861fe622090eda923edbdea4b
SHA-1: 25b83e1b69ca8cafce103a9833f567672c164573
SHA-256: a146d964881318ee494b8a087259983828f5594b5fe6581ed0aee8c30f6be389

PE image details

File packed: No
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