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1% remove it99% keep it
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Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 Language Pack - DEU

What is Microsoft Help Viewer Language Pack - DEU?

Microsoft Help Viewer is the offline help system (local help) developed by Microsoft that ships with Visual Studio. The user experience for Microsoft Help Viewer 1.x is that topics can be viewed in any installed web browser – a separate application, such as the Microsoft Document Explorer included with Microsoft Help 2, is not necessary. The browser-based model is meant to provide a more lightweight navigation, downloading, and reading experience than earlier help-viewer models.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 5 files and is usually about 12.8 MB (13,424,030 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133405
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.0\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /X{90849941-4C23-3054-B575-3833700DF788}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 Language Pack - DEU

  • HlpCtntMgr.exe - Microsoft Help Viewer
  • HlpViewer.exe
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.Runtime.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HlpViewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3EA4465F-70BD-4D54-911E-4550C80E09AD}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • HlpCtntMgr.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VSHelpUpdate_VisualStudio11' and executes as C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.0\HlpCtntMgr.exe /operation restart /catalogName VisualStudio11 /restart InstallCommand /locale en-US.

How do I remove Microsoft Help Viewer Language Pack - DEU?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 Language Pack - DEU from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Help Viewer Language Pack - DEU 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 2.0 Language Pack - DEU, 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 Language Pack - DEU.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.29%
Windows 10 41.06%
Windows Vista 0.48%
Windows XP 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.03%
Windows 7 Professional 21.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.95%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.18%
Windows 8.1 7.73%
Windows 10 Pro 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.51% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 77.51%
  Austria 10.73%
  Switzerland 4.60%
  United States 4.60%
  United Kingdom 0.85%
  Netherlands 0.34%
  DK 0.17%
  Spain 0.17%
  Italy 0.17%
  MA 0.17%
  Romania 0.17%
  Sweden 0.17%
  Thailand 0.17%
  Uruguay 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.32%
Dell 13.97%
Hewlett-Packard 13.33%
ASUS 11.11%
Medion 9.21%
Samsung 6.98%
Lenovo 4.13%
Toshiba 2.86%
Alienware 1.59%
Intel 0.95%
MSI 0.95%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.18%
Acer Aspire V3-771 3.11%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 3.11%
Acer Aspire 5750G 2.59%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.07%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.07%

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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