What is client.exe?

The genuine client.exe file is a software component of Altiris Carbon Copy Solution by Altiris.
Client.exe is an executable file that is part of the Altiris Carbon Copy Solution, a program that lets users access and control multiple computers simultaneously. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Carbon Copy Solution is a Windows based program that offers two remote control interfaces, both which allow administrators to remotely control devices running the Carbon Copy Agent. This program requires the Altiris Agent to be installed on the system as a prerequisite to work. Altiris Inc. is an American company that provides software solutions in IT assets and system management, security, and web services. The company was founded in 1998 by Jan Newman and Kevin Turpin as a spin off from KeyLabs, a third party testing facility. In 2007, Symantec acquired Altiris. The company is currently based in Lindon, Utah, United States.

Client stands for Altiris Carbon Copy Solution Client

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 client.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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Client.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with client
Client.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ClientWrapper or Ultima Online Client or Project1 or Results dip or Inventory Client or Internet Caffe Client or Carbon Copy Agent or NVIDIA GeForce Experience Launcher Application

belongs to software GeniusBox or RocketTab or Project1 or Ultima Online or Internet Caffe Software or Snow Inventory Client Installer or Altiris Carbon Copy Solution or BrowserSafeguard with RocketTab or Frequency intelligences

by Joltlogic or Software Jockey or Inertware or Electronic Arts ( or Snow Software AB ( or Secureencoded or Altiris ( or Cleansers week or Antamedia or Runewaker or SM Software (

Description: Client.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file client.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,812,224 bytes (9% of all occurrences), 1,437,696 bytes and 59 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is a file with no information about its developer. Client.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with RocketTab or “RocketTab” occur, you can also uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify client.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as client.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Generic PWS.y!cze or Adware-RocketTab (detected by McAfee), and Mal/Generic-L or Generic PUA MC (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the client.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If ClientWrapper 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 ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

UpTime Client (Show you uptime others)
  Daniel H.   (further information)
Samurize Client
  r3l!c   (further information)
orginally safe, desktop enchantment, however it may be turn to unsafe with bad plugins and scripts
  SHADOW-XIII   (further information)
Samurize Client Software
  Jacob   (further information)
Uptime Client! Safe!
  Abu-Dun   (further information)
orginally safe, desktop enchantment, however it may be turn to unsafe with bad plugins and scripts
samurize client exe, it's there by your choice, you downloaded samurize and trying out some of its features!
  kaz   (further information)
This is not a native windows file. It's a common program name and may be different file from different, possibly legit, vendors--but some are malware. Registry entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Currentversion/Run for Name=DHCP and program C\WINNT\System32\Client.exe should be removed (IMO). Attempts to access internet on its own. ZoneAlarm detects and blocks attempt by MM2B_Client. Will generate error message "Runtime Error 10061 Connection is forcefully rejected." if it is blocked.
  Brian R.  
Samurize client
  Morten   (further information)
McAfee On Access Scan deletes E:\open\client.exe
Can be part of a service installed with yintersync (a windows rsync client)
  my2cents   (further information)
If u wish to get rid of it's presence, first delete all visible signs on your computer if all else fails download sysinternals autoruns which stopped it appearing on bootup.
  Anthony   (further information)
I frequently (about every 2 hours) get a messages that client.exe has stopped working. The internet stops working and I must reboot my computer to get it working again
Would keep turning on 'Manual Proxy' setting. Deleted and now it stays off.
  Dan   (further information)
it use this address as proxy server witch I do not need http= The certificate says "DO_NOT_TRUST_fiddlerRoot" It use the task manager to launch it (2 places).Beside client.exe you can see a rocket .It is installed C:\program files (x86)\Search Extensions .It uninstall.exe does uninstall it untrue (it install something).
  Jacques de Guise  
It was identified by AVAST, prior to boot scan, as infected or being "win32:adware.gen" while scanning a XP boot HD from a W7 boot with AVAST, and was sent to quarantine, than manually erased while at W7. Now when the XP HD starts a svchost.exe warning message says it can't find it (as expected since was erased). Now I ask, how to stop the annoying message? It was on program files\search extension directory on C: (was D: during scan) at the XP boot HD.
  Rick Cleansoul  
- was in C:\Program File\Search Extensions\Client.exe - circa 2.5MB - ClamAV didn't mark it as malware - changes default proxy for LAN without telling you - installed by YouTubeDownloader, as RocketTab extension/toolbar, though the subfolder wasn't the one supposed according to info on 'net. - uninstall rockettab got rid of that stuff
  paolo   (further information)
I finally updated Youtube Downloader just now. (I NEVER update software until I absolutely must!) Immediately, its uninstall.exe and the client.exe (which it loaded into my Windows folder tree) started hammering Zonealarm trying to get out. I refused to let gain access. But, when I did that, Firefox no longer worked! I allowed client.exe to access the internet and Firefox worked. I used that opportunity to find out what the hell client.exe was. (I also renamed uninstall.exe to uninstall.xex and rebooted afterward.) I denied client.exe access again and ran Malwarebytes. It found TWENTY FOUR new issues! Besides the two malware programs, there was a BUNCH of changes to the Registry and so on. I may delete and roll the registry back. But, at the moment, it seems that I tamed this BS.
micriosoft visual c++ Runtime library error C:\program file\monitorclient\dvr client.exe abnormal program termination
  Kamlesh Khare  
Found ECBClient.exe in C:\Programs(x86)\EaseUS\Todo Backup\CMC\bin, 92kb and running in Tasklist. No visual bad effects but why is it running alle the time?
  Bent Eckberg  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of client.exe: based on 29 votes with 21 user comments. 14 users think client.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users think client.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving client issues

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

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