What is Athan.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 Athan.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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Athan.exe file information

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

The process known as Automatic Athan (Azan) five times a day for every prayer time. It covers more than (version 6 million citi..., 5 million citi...) belongs to software Athan Basic or Athan Pro by (

Description: Athan.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Athan.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\Athan\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,208,320 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 1,216,512 bytes, 1,204,224 bytes, 1,114,112 bytes or 700,416 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The application has no file description. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using Athan.exe, you may want to uninstall Athan Basic or Athan Pro software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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

It comes with Athan Pro. Athan Calling Software
Needed to Run Athan Software
I have had this program for years and I can assure you it is not malicious, unless you download it from any other place then islamicfinder.
  Nadir Yadi  

Summary: Average user rating of Athan.exe: based on 7 votes with 3 user comments. 7 users think Athan.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Athan issues

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