I've found out 2 things about helper.exe
First, do you have or have you ever had SpeedUpMyPC installed on your computer?
helper.exe is a file associated with this program. I don't know anything about it, other than the fact that is available for download on cnet download.com and tucows, both highly respected sites for software downloads. http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/helper
The other thing I found is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/h...r.exe-8582.html
In addition, there are lot of processes which have a variant of helper.exe in the file name. Some of these processes are good, some are bad. helper.exe is associated with an infection.
It is possible that your system is infected. Please read the BC tutorial at the link above.
Also, since this may be a case of an infection, I'll inform the moderators of your post-one of them can decide if it should be moved to the Am I Infected
forum. If it is moved, someone will help you determine if your system is infected and if it is will assist you in removing the infection.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 13 December 2008 - 12:39 AM.