What is AutoDetect.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 AutoDetect.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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AutoDetect.exe file information

The process known as Ceedo AutoDetect or autodetect MFC Application belongs to software Ceedo or autodetect Application by Ceedo Technologies ( or FutureDial.

Description: AutoDetect.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file AutoDetect.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 374,288 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 362,264 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, RunOnce, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The file is digitally signed. AutoDetect.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with AutoDetect.exe, you may also do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramCeedo AutoDetect
  2) go to the software publisher,, for advice.

Recommended: Identify AutoDetect.exe related errors

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

Pocket pc active sync
file:autodetect.exe description:autodetect MFC Application. File is the part of Photolightning program and is located in C:\Program Files\Photolightning\autodetect.exe.
properties show: Ceedo Technologies Ltd. Ver 350kB
Part of Telstra NextG Internet connection software.
  Jock Blair  
can it be used as a proxy
This file maybe a part of software installed with ZTE 3G modems. It detects modem and automatically starts the bundled software.
  geeky boy  
in Windows7 go to Start search programs & files type in: system configuration click startup tab uncheck box "vtion..."etc. This is a ChinaTelecom program for CDMA card.
audio drivers
Was installed when I installed HTC Mobile phone synchronising software for Brew system, appears in HTC directory at 180,224bytes
  Ian Cudworth  
Installed by ZTE 3G modem sold by Telecom New Zealand. As geeky boy says, it detects and starts bundled software.
  Bob Jones  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of AutoDetect.exe: based on 12 votes with 10 user comments. 6 users think AutoDetect.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks AutoDetect.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 3 users don't grade AutoDetect.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving AutoDetect issues

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