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
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c9faf13bc4f1d398
3fc698684dbc0107
c734ee73
b0032f9d349c919d
a4654ff9db9ad875
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.R0
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Ukraine 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 32a808b9ba2b9b3b
f6195fdc8501afe7
1582f133
62bffdcd31191723
905ad17a20060cea
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Panama
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 34f2c295d99a57d2
e07d0820daa24a66
6b6abf34
4b89bfb3f675b847
2646c28bf4549100
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Poland
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 317510cc74e23158
5cb22180545104e2
38a4f610
863e788ba4fa7906
d8f41d1f5dabd83d
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 China
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