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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
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,460
United States Rank #5,607
Reach 0.0892%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.40 days
424.74 days >
Average installed length: 223.17 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 40 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 43% of users of Helium come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 53.18%
Windows 7 44.09%
Windows Vista 1.70%
Windows XP 1.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.56%
Windows 10 Home 17.62%
Windows 10 Pro 12.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.26%
Windows 7 Professional 10.09%
Windows 8.1 9.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.99%
  Germany 13.98%
  Italy 5.83%
  France 5.02%
  United Kingdom 4.74%
  Canada 2.61%
  Netherlands 1.90%
  India 1.47%
  Spain 1.28%
  Australia 1.18%
  Brazil 1.09%
  Austria 1.09%
  Sweden 0.95%
  Portugal 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.34%
Dell 19.44%
Acer 16.73%
ASUS 13.73%
Lenovo 7.31%
Samsung 5.21%
Toshiba 4.91%
Medion 2.51%
MSI 1.90%
Intel 1.00%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.98%
HP Pavilion g6 NoteBook P... 3.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.72%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.45%
Dell Inspiron 3847 1.63%


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