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Should I remove Microsoft Help Viewer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,906
United States Rank #1,521
Reach 0.3544%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.59 days
283.01 days >
Average installed length: 148.70 days


2.2.25420 45.44%
2.2.25402 0.03%
2.2.25123 14.99%
2.2.25029 0.01%
2.2.24720 19.62%
2.2.23107 19.27%
2.2.22823 0.50%
2.2.22609 0.04%
2.2.22310 0.09%
2.2.21901 0.01%

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Microsoft Help Viewer 2.2

Remove Microsoft Help Viewer 2.2
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Microsoft Help Viewer 2.2 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 2.2.25420, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 10.74 MB (11,262,653 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 58% of users of Microsoft Help Viewer come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133405
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.2\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /X{BFC7ED5C-03D7-366C-A768-CFF97F0A4170}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Help Viewer 2.2

  • Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.PersistenceChannel.dll - Application Insights SDK Windows Persistence channel (Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.Channel.PersistenceChannel)
  • Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource.dll - Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource
  • Microsoft.Threading.Tasks.Extensions.dll - Microsoft.Threading.Tasks.Extensions
  • Microsoft.Threading.Tasks.dll - Microsoft.Threading.Tasks
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.RemoteControl.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio®
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Telemetry.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Utilities.Internal.dll
  • HlpCtntMgr.exe - Microsoft Help Viewer
  • HlpViewer.exe
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.Runtime.dll
  • Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.dll
  • Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.UniversalTelemetryChannel.dll

How do I remove Microsoft Help Viewer?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Help Viewer 2.2 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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 2.2, 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 1%
Keep it 99%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 83.00%
Windows 7 17.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 34.76%
Windows 10 Pro 29.99%
Windows 7 Professional 5.96%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.73%
  Italy 4.94%
  Germany 4.79%
  United Kingdom 4.07%
  France 3.30%
  Netherlands 2.77%
  Canada 1.56%
  Brazil 1.52%
  Spain 1.52%
  Australia 1.05%
  Singapore 0.99%
  Poland 0.91%
  Sweden 0.85%
  India 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.22%
Dell 18.91%
ASUS 17.08%
Acer 13.78%
Lenovo 11.68%
Toshiba 3.69%
MSI 2.86%
Samsung 2.37%
Intel 1.30%
Alienware 1.17%
Apple 0.49%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.85%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.19%
HP HP Notebook 2.96%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 2.28%
LENOVO 20378 2.28%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.16%

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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