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Should I remove Microsoft Help Viewer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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2.2.23107 50.00%
1.1.40219 50.00%

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Microsoft Help Viewer

What is Microsoft Help Viewer?

Microsoft Help Viewer is the offline help system (local help) developed by Microsoft that ships with Visual Studio 2010 and its associated MSDN Library. Help file has a ".mshc" (Microsoft Help Container) file extension and is simply a standard Zip file renamed. It contains no proprietary files, just the author's content files.


The most used version is 2.2.23107, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 64.96 MB (68,120,355 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133405
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v1.0\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v1.0\Microsoft Help Viewer 1.1\install.exe
Estimated size: 64.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Help Viewer

  • HelpLibAgent.exe - Microsoft Help Viewer
  • HelpLibManager.exe
  • HlpViewer.exe
  • Microsoft.Help.dll
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • HlpCtntMgr.exe
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.Runtime.dll

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:53.74 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000432144%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001256%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003065%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,770,436
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.72 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:42 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft Help Viewer?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Help Viewer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Help Viewer 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 Microsoft Help Viewer, 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 Microsoft Help Viewer.

Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Turkey 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.00%
Dell 50.00%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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