How to Remove “HelpHost.exe”


What is HelpHost.exe?


HelpHost.exe is a legitimate file process and called as Microsoft Help Center Hosting Server  developed by Microsoft. It is associated with program software Microsoft Windows Operating System . You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and are named them after HelpHost.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to check if your computer is infected with HelpHost.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with HelpHost.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of  the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the HelpHost.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove HelpHost.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incoporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove malwares using HelpHost.exe, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove HelpHost.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 09 June 2008 at 9:42 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable dd5f4ad3ccb82636
801741cc45b48634
f8462677
3dff989d5c4c643c
bebb860950f53173
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 India N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b44c21e7370d99bd
ce691511474f2fd7
a0c868ab
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Sweden N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9427e63bb24f43c5
54586df87cb09122
7b1c8078
f0a5003044abb1b8
20f9e792094461bb
Worm.Win32.M
abezat.b0
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 37.124.143.163/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6fa8fd35d45280e2
001e61eaec0caefb
9064d86d
9acbde8ba5121ea0
08723ae3bd43c38a
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Latvia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2008 at 9:15 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a702b69e9da7d5b6
5d610eb89f42a2ba
dcd5f2a7
N/A No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 United Kingdom
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4e0594ab032f9f8e
e3c92511e7321d33
dbd0678c
9980def06844294c
fac8c11af1aea69e
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Russian Federation
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable e5be5df3d7050dde
8c82e87ad719cfdd
82789e0e
6c0f207e649e1706
af754663f01ab9ab
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 32a808b9ba2b9b3b
f6195fdc8501afe7
1582f133
62bffdcd31191723
905ad17a20060cea
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Panama
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