What is aspell.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 aspell.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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Aspell.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with aspell
Aspell.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as aspell.exe belongs to software Digsby by unknown.

Description: Aspell.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file aspell.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 788,332 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also do the following:

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

aspell.exe is the spell checker for AkelPad.
It is part of the multi-IM client Digsby.
Aspell.exe is part of the Digsby chat program
  Greg   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of aspell.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving aspell issues

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