Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 17.86%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 72.69%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 8.69%
5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148) 0.48%
5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148) 0.27%


Windows Winhlp32 Stub by Microsoft

Remove winhlp32.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
MD5:   2e10b26cde60360510351ef228317fb8
SHA1:   cb116c6a5d3ad192f5af9eff69c2c2a6d7f715f4
SHA256:   531f9f013bffd78c6fc8f0fa980f20ef19b2c0889265acc0206f0818493a5533
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is winhlp32.exe?

WinHlp32.exe is required to display 32-bit Help files that have the ".hlp" file name extension.

About winhlp32.exe (from Microsoft)

Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) is a Help program that has been included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with the Microsoft Windows 3.1 operating system. However, the Windows Help program has not


File name:winhlp32.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Winhlp32 Stub
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\windows\winhlp32.exe
Original name:WINHLP32.EXE.MUI
File version:5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Product version:5.1.2600.0
Size:8 KB (8,192 bytes)
Digital DNA
File packed:No
More details


Shell open commands
  • helpfile
  • hlpfile

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.50%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows 8 6.50%
Windows 8 Pro 4.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 1.00%
Windows 8 Enterprise 1.00%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 45.73% of Windows Winhlp32 Stub.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 22.88%
Hewlett-Packard 17.34%
ASUS 12.55%
Toshiba 11.81%
Acer 11.07%
Lenovo 7.38%
Sony 5.90%
Intel 2.95%
Samsung 2.21%
Alienware 0.74%
Medion 0.74%
Gateway 0.74%
MSI 0.74%
Sahara 0.37%
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