What is adiras.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the adiras.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Adiras.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with adiras
Adiras.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ADI RAS setup Application belongs to software adiras Application by Ikanos Communications.

Description: Adiras.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file adiras.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,531,904 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 28,672 bytes, 32,768 bytes or 247,320 bytes. 
There is no file information. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Adiras.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as adiras.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the adiras.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

ADSL USB modem related
  Jens Balondo  
put an entry of itself in registry "run" key
This file is running on my system, It is part of my Sagem ADSL Modem device and has something to do with ADSL detection. I do not believe this file is adware/spyware or virus.
  Mr M. Campbell  
for the usb adsl modem. nothing wrong with this
Appeared aftrer I installed my Sagem ADSL USB MODEM
  Fred Godfrey  
avg anti virus detects this as a virus
I have this file, at start up ZoneAlarm tells me it tries to change my Home page.Conclusion it's a no no.
I've removed it from start-up where it suddenly appeared a few days ago - no ill affects at all and modem functions fine
  Bob Freeman  
Sagem ADSL modem connection diagnostic tool. Not Spyware
  Muhammed Ahmed  
Intalled as part of Sagem ADSL USB Modem routine. Will be safely removed if USB modem is no longer in use and software is uninstalled. Relates to "remote access services" (hence the RAS in the file name).
  Ultan McDonnell   (further information)
Installed with Sagem adsl usb modem - can be disabled from startup using msconfig with no ill effects
It apeared after installing the Sagem ADSL USB Modem on Vista. After installation there is always an error on Windows startup saying "ADI RAS setup application error" and apparently it closes with the typical Windwos message asking if one wants to search for a solution online. It should not be dangerous because it is part of the modem's installation, but it also doesn't seem to be essential because the modem works...
  Antonio Barbosa  
Semms to be made for additional support for the Sagem Fast 800 ADSL USB Modem but not essential. With another kind of modem it could be a dialer and/or dangerous i think
  Chris   (further information)
I have this file lot of time in my pc. no problem
  Juan Carlos Gracía Dueñas  
appeared as I was installing my sagem USB ADSL modem. I was not online so I think it's harmless and innocent
  Matthew Naylor  
True, modem does not NEED it, but if u have probs l8r, ADIRAS is used to fix faults i.e. it is only used for diagnostics.
  Ian Boothby  
Appeared when installing a Paradyne Modem from Zone Alarm.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of adiras.exe: based on 16 votes with 18 user comments. 6 users think adiras.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users think adiras.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade adiras.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving adiras issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with adiras. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the adiras.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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