Is hh.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of hh.exe:









File purpose and description:

hh.exe is a program that may have arrived on your computer as preinstalled software. Be aware that spyware and virus writers often try to hide programs by using similiar names or similiar folder names, so always verify the disk location as shown below. This is a Windows help utility program that can launch the windows help facility. It is not necessary to always run especially if you do not use the hotkey to jump to the Windows help facitlity. This file is considered safe and is not a virus or spyware related program. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
hh.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
This program can be found on your disk at C:\WINDOWS\hh.exe


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, hh.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of hh.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!