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What is bash.exe?

Bash.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if bash.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Bash.exe file information

The process known as bash.exe belongs to software Metasploit Framework by Beeline.

Description: Bash.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file bash.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 567,296 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 451,072 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/bash.exe.html 
The program has no file description. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
In the event of any problems with bash.exe, you can completely remove Metasploit Framework (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

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If bash.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 51% dangerous. The file size is 536,078 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 469,504 bytes. The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. Bash.exe is not a Windows core file.

If bash.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 470,528 bytes. It is a file without information about the developer of this file. Bash.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The bash.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bash.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the bash.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

Part of the cygwin package, the bash shell for windows
  slava   (further information)
bash shell for windows
is the BASH shell, either installed by Cygwin or another Win32 BASH port.
Main core for cygwin process
I think it is needed if you install Prey software - which is a laptop recovery program in case your laptop is stolen.
  Andrew   (further information)
It is used with the Prey software.
  J Richardson   (further information)
it is a pest i have used all manner of security to get rid of it and it is still erroring on my laptop ever since i installed prey
I have started getting this crash. I have installed Prey on my PC. So Andrew may have hit it correctly. Apart from the link supplied.
  Craig   (further information)
It does belong to the PREY service. Should be in C:\Prey\platform\windows\bin
  Andre Marcil  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of bash.exe: based on 10 votes with 9 user comments.
5 users think bash.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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