How to Remove “winhlp32.exe”

What is winhlp32.exe?

winhlp32.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Microsoft® Help or Windows Winhlp32 Stub. It is associated with Windows Operating System developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after winhlp32.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with winhlp32.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with winhlp32.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • winhlp32.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible winhlp32.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove winhlp32.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the winhlp32.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 01 October 2018 at 6:52 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0d2febfbae1a7d1e
3b63cb18bede394c
4928a8be
bcb30d4379e217e3
b313460f35406c7c
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(XPClient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 197.33.205.213/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 18b9aa09ffa0e74d
1affdd88051864ba
16f730da
0ac78168270b8ea7
5ddac06bb1a9202a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.K
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Mexico N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0beecb951511aa26
ae9574f07ec30db2
c9eb6a6b
034b3d65e4bb8aa7
7efa30fd7f68be63
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
105.105.21.216/32 N/A
4 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable e15d07982d00e93b
84e47e255d4db79b
524a3073
534c3967f516f9bc
960367c0d376157a
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 9:14 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ff74ec812813d2f8
11bda500214655e0
16a9eb7f
3371d02425bf6d8c
a33de9c92f359519
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6fbe6f1f69f7b937
281841afc226b463
9f247915
cfd1b1d7cc91f89c
9db75bf3499f2084
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 14d8763e0b905a4b
62f7bb481e7c2abd
736aabae
9a1a5633d230df30
8d8fca65b02a05d5
No 5.00.2195.
6601
5.00.2195.
6601
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5f01de053ace6267
a1efdf6891972031
5d35b5e5
a4d255a9b266ed09
4124e6cd7e5ee0ea
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
United States
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