helpctr.exe - Process - Microsoft Help and Support Center

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What is helpctr.exe - Microsoft Help and Support Center?

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helpctr.exe is the executable binary file of "Microsoft Help and Support Center" program, which allows you gather system information and access Microsoft help and support center.

If you are using Windows XP, you can click the Start button and click the "Help and Support" on the start menu. The "Help and Support Center" window shows up. Now if you check the process list with Windows Task Manager, you will see 3 processes are started:

helpctr.exe    19,972K
HelpHost.exe    6,052K
HelpSvc.exe    10,396K

If check the file information of helpctr.exe, you should see:

Directory: C:\windows\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries
File name: helpctr.exe
Description: Microsoft Help and Support Center
Size: 741,376 bytes
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2004, 7:50:06 PM
Version: 5.1.2600.1515
Company name: Microsoft  
System essential: No
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

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