What is Bootcamp.exe?

The genuine Bootcamp.exe file is a software component of Boot Camp by Apple.
Designed by Apple, Boot Camp is a unique software that allows Windows to be installed and ran on Apple systems. Boot Camp gives you the ability to install both Windows and OS X on a Mac, and select which operating system to run during the boot sequence. Though produced by Apple, Microsoft supports development of Boot Camp. Based in Cupertino, CA, Apple is the world's second largest information technology company.

BootCamp stands for Boot Camp Manager

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 Bootcamp.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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Bootcamp.exe file information

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

The process known as Boot Camp Manager belongs to software Boot Camp by Apple (

Description: Bootcamp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Bootcamp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 746,816 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 740,152 bytes, 525,112 bytes or 741,760 bytes. 
The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The Bootcamp.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Bootcamp.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with Bootcamp.exe, you may want to do the following:

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


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Best practices for resolving Bootcamp issues

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