HelpCenter (helpctr.exe) Goes Crazy and Opens 100 times



roswell52
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
Got a problem I cant figure out. When I open Explorer or Outlook, the
HelpCenter ap opens itself 100+ times without warning. If I check
TaskManager, I will have 120 to 150 processes running. Helpctr.exe will be
100+ of those. System runs out of virtual memory and freezes up. Have to
reboot to get loose.

It acts like I have a key or function key stuck down. Any suggestions?

Is there any way to stop helpctr.exe from starting up at all?

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
Check for Malware. Use all of these free sites.

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/





http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html





http://housecall.trendmicro.com/



http://www.webroot.com/



http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=321CD7A2-6A57-4C57-A8BD-DBF62EDA9671&displaylang=en





http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/index.html?source=appvisit







"roswell52" <roswell52@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4451399B-6709-41A7-8403-7551A38DF65A@microsoft.com...
> Got a problem I cant figure out. When I open Explorer or Outlook, the
> HelpCenter ap opens itself 100+ times without warning. If I check
> TaskManager, I will have 120 to 150 processes running. Helpctr.exe will be
> 100+ of those. System runs out of virtual memory and freezes up. Have to
> reboot to get loose.
>
> It acts like I have a key or function key stuck down. Any suggestions?
>
> Is there any way to stop helpctr.exe from starting up at all?

roswell52
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
First thing I tried. Ran AdawareSEV1.06, Microsoft Antispam Beta, Norton
virus scan, etc...all came back clean. Also nothing in the system logs.

"Rich Barry" wrote:

> Check for Malware. Use all of these free sites.
>
> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
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> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
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> http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
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> http://www.webroot.com/
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> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=321CD7A2-6A57-4C57-A8BD-DBF62EDA9671&displaylang=en
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> http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/index.html?source=appvisit
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> "roswell52" <roswell52@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4451399B-6709-41A7-8403-7551A38DF65A@microsoft.com...
> > Got a problem I cant figure out. When I open Explorer or Outlook, the
> > HelpCenter ap opens itself 100+ times without warning. If I check
> > TaskManager, I will have 120 to 150 processes running. Helpctr.exe will be
> > 100+ of those. System runs out of virtual memory and freezes up. Have to
> > reboot to get loose.
> >
> > It acts like I have a key or function key stuck down. Any suggestions?
> >
> > Is there any way to stop helpctr.exe from starting up at all?
>
>
>


HelpCenter (helpctr.exe) Goes Crazy and Opens 100 times