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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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Shortcut-Helfer is a program developed by ComputerBild. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is Shortcut-Helfer.exe. The setup package is about 6.3 MB (6,602,120 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 89% of users of Shortcut-Helfer come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.computerbild.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Shortcut-Helfer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Shortcut-Helfer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shortcut-Helfer

  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • ShortcutHelfer.exe (by Microsoft) - ShortcutHelfer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • ShortcutHelfer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ShortcutHelfer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Shortcut-Helfer\ShortcutHelfer.exe" /statC:auto.

How do I remove Shortcut-Helfer?

You can uninstall Shortcut-Helfer 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 Shortcut-Helfer, 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 Shortcut-Helfer.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 10 7%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.04%
Windows Vista 13.04%
Windows XP 6.96%
Windows 10 6.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.02%
Windows 7 Professional 6.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.39%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 1.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.38% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 89.38%
  Austria 4.42%
  United States 4.42%
  Switzerland 0.88%
  United Kingdom 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.32%
Medion 24.56%
Hewlett-Packard 14.04%
Dell 7.02%
Samsung 7.02%
ASUS 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
Compaq 1.75%
Alienware 1.75%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7366 4.12%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 4.12%
Acer Aspire 7738 2.06%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.06%
MEDIONPC MS-7707 2.06%


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