What is crauto.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 crauto.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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Crauto.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with crauto
Crauto.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as crauto.exe belongs to software crauto by unknown.

Description: Crauto.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The crauto.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 40,960 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Crauto.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Crauto.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as crauto.exe. Therefore, you should check the crauto.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

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Summary: Average user rating of crauto.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think crauto.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving crauto issues

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