Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1

A way to uninstall Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 from your system

Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 is a computer program. This page holds details on how to uninstall it from your computer. The Windows release was created by Microsoft Corporation. Check out here for more information on Microsoft Corporation. Usually the Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 application is to be found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1 folder, depending on the user's option during setup. msiexec.exe /X{0398BFBC-991B-3275-9463-D2BF91B3C80B} is the full command line if you want to uninstall Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1. HlpViewer.exe is the Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1's main executable file and it occupies approximately 566.16 KB (579752 bytes) on disk.

Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 1.18 MB (1234256 bytes) on disk.

  • HlpCtntMgr.exe (639.16 KB)
  • HlpViewer.exe (566.16 KB)

This data is about Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 version 2.1.21005 alone. You can find here a few links to other Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 releases:

Some files, folders and registry entries will be left behind when you are trying to remove Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 from your computer.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1

The files below are left behind on your disk by Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\Branding_en-US.mshc
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\CatalogInfo\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\DefaultLayout.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\en\HlpCtntMgr.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\en\HlpViewer.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\en\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\en\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.Runtime.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\HlpCtntMgr.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\HlpViewer.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\Microsoft.mshtml.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.Runtime.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.1\wordBreakerRules.dat

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft Help Viewer|v2.1|en|HlpCtntMgr.resources.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft Help Viewer|v2.1|en|HlpViewer.resources.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft Help Viewer|v2.1|en|Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.resources.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft Help Viewer|v2.1|en|Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.Runtime.resources.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft Help Viewer|v2.1|HlpCtntMgr.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft Help Viewer|v2.1|HlpViewer.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft Help Viewer|v2.1|Microsoft.mshtml.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft Help Viewer|v2.1|Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Microsoft Help Viewer|v2.1|Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.Runtime.dll
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\CBFB8930B199572349362DFB193B8CB0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1

Additional values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\CBFB8930B199572349362DFB193B8CB0\ProductName

A way to uninstall Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 is an application offered by the software company Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, people choose to remove this application. This can be hard because deleting this by hand takes some skill related to Windows program uninstallation. The best SIMPLE practice to remove Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on the PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 or simply click the Search field and type in "Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1". If it exists on your system the Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 app will be found automatically. Notice that after you click Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 in the list of apps, some information regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1.
Uninstall Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1

8. After uninstalling Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items of Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
Software Application


This page is not a piece of advice to remove Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 by Microsoft Corporation from your PC, nor are we saying that Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application. This text only contains detailed info on how to remove Microsoft Help Viewer 2.1 supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-18 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 20:27:51.060