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 Baidu.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.
Neither the developer nor the software publisher of Baidu.exe is identified, as would normally be the case.
Description: Baidu.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Baidu.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 61,440 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 306,352 bytes, 65,536 bytes or 69,632 bytes.
The program has no visible window. Baidu.exe is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). The application has no file description. Baidu.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous.
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If Baidu.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 12% dangerous. The file size is 334,104 bytes. The program has a visible window. The Baidu.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The Baidu.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Baidu.exe is digitally signed. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). It is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet.
Important: Some malware also uses the file name Baidu.exe, for example TROJ_GEN.R002C0OI215 (detected by TrendMicro), and WS.Reputation.1 or Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the Baidu.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Baidu.exe has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Baidu. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the Baidu.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.