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Should I remove Helium?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,276
United States Rank #7,199
Reach 0.0840%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.87 days
438.81 days >
Average installed length: 230.56 days


1.0.0 100.00%

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Helium is a software program developed by ClockworkMod. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 4.89 MB (5,128,157 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 34% of users of Helium come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\openvpn technologies\openvpn client\core
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9A781940-AC41-4D5E-8E1E-76A04B916FB9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.89 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Helium

  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • pythoncom26.dll - PyWin32
  • pywintypes26.dll
  • python26.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • capicli.exe
  • capihelper.exe
  • capiws.exe
  • docrt.exe
  • ffinj.dll
  • icert.exe
  • jsondialog.exe
  • lzo2.dll
  • openvpn.exe
  • openvpn-sign.exe
  • ovpncli.exe
  • ovpntray.dll
  • ovpntray.exe
  • py.exe
  • userinfo.exe
  • w9xpopen.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ovpntray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8E2B1AB0-514C-4FB0-9503-856BA0C7B036}' (runs on registration).
  • capiws.exe runs as a service named 'OpenVPN Access Client' (OpenVPNAccessClient) "OpenVPN Access Client".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.76 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001877656%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007519%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011258%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:903 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:538 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Helium?

Quickly and completely remove Helium from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Helium from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Helium, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Helium.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.17%
Windows 8 41.86%
Windows Vista 2.03%
Windows XP 0.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.37%
Windows 8.1 12.56%
Windows 7 Professional 12.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.32%
Windows 10 Home 7.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.27%
  Germany 17.87%
  United Kingdom 5.47%
  France 5.24%
  Italy 3.91%
  Canada 3.18%
  India 2.07%
  Netherlands 1.70%
  Austria 1.48%
  Australia 1.40%
  Spain 1.40%
  Sweden 1.26%
  Brazil 1.11%
  Poland 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.23%
Dell 19.28%
Acer 17.62%
ASUS 12.80%
Lenovo 5.57%
Toshiba 5.42%
Samsung 4.82%
Medion 2.86%
MSI 1.51%
Intel 1.36%
American Megatrends 0.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.15%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.68%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.94%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.57%
Dell XPS 8300 1.84%


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