What is AlfaClock.exe?

The genuine AlfaClock.exe file is a software component of AlfaClock by AlfaSoft Research Labs.
AlfaClock.exe is an executable file that runs AlfaClock, a taskbar enhancement that lets users customize the appearance of the Windows taskbar clock. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. AlfaClock features multiple clocks, the ability to modify the format, layout and system settings for the clocks, such as synchronization with global atomic clocks. It also features setting alarms, a calendar with highlighting for specific dates, reminders, etc. The program supports the Windows operating system. AlfaSoft Research Labs is a Russian company that develops software solutions in Windows customization. The company was founded by Eugene Boukyan and is based in Krasnodar, Russia.

AlfaClock stands for AlfaClock Launcher

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 AlfaClock.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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AlfaClock.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AlfaClock
AlfaClock.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AlfaClock loader belongs to software AlfaClock Free version or AlfaClock Free by AlfaSoft Research Labs (

Description: AlfaClock.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AlfaClock.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 405,504 bytes (58% of all occurrences) or 1,378,304 bytes. 
The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). AlfaClock.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. AlfaClock.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with AlfaClock.exe, you can do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AlfaClock.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AlfaClock.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.


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Best practices for resolving AlfaClock issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AlfaClock. 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 AlfaClock.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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