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How to remove an Desktop error


Desktop.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. 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 Desktop.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Desktop.exe file information

The process known as Desktop Search or Configuration Settings or 4shared Desktop belongs to software Virtual Desktop or 4shared Desktop by New IT Solutions (www.4shared.com).

Description: The file Desktop.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows (common is C:\WINDOWS\isrvs\). The file size on Windows 7/XP is 268,800 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/desktop.exe.html 
The Desktop.exe file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Desktop.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. Desktop.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

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If Desktop.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 414,208 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 4,613,624 bytes. The process has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Desktop.exe is able to record inputs and connect to the Internet.
In case of any problems with Desktop.exe, you can also completely remove Virtual Desktop or 4shared Desktop (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

If Desktop.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 1,790,976 bytes. There is no file information. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Desktop.exe is not a Windows core file. Desktop.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

If Desktop.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 2,521,088 bytes.

If Desktop.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 228,692 bytes.

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

  • "desktop" definitely not required. Added by the SDBOT.MD WORM!
  • "Desktop Search" definitely not required. iSearch "Desktop Search" hijacker

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Desktop.exe, for example Adware:Win32/Isearch.D or Worm:Win32/Helompy.D (detected by Microsoft), and IRC.Backdoor.Trojan or Spyware.ISearch (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the Desktop.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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User Comments

Created in a hidden folder in c:\windows called isrvs. Autostarts with windows and has delete protection.
  chris  
To remove the program, first shut it down in task manager an delete it directly with a dos-box (del desktop.exe).
  ErwinH  
this is a very dangerous file its store the viruses
   
cannot be deleted and causes alot of crashes
  eksman  
Installed without permission. Can't be deleted. Helper files change to random names if you delete them.
  Flash  
i know that it is the little search bar which appears in the toolbar (right to the left).
  Shaun Horsburgh  
i can't get rid of it!
  darryl  
its bent, i cant open task manager to end the process,and delete the file. So im having to wipe my hard drive! thanks microsoft for making such an unstable system!
  ChOpS  
It crashes my computer, and slows it down.Plus shuts down my computer when doing an Anti-Spyware scan.
  Jame Bryce  
spyware
  mitch  
extremely dangerous! Part of irsvs infection, and mostly an indicator for the bube virus
  wng_z3r0   (further information)
Its fine for my computer
   
i think its the background and icons
   
This filename is also used by the open source Virtual Desktop 1.01 and is (potentially) not dangerous.
  Rapture   (further information)
McAfeeSecureIEand PrivateIESpecial
  Dianne   (further information)
As far as I know, it installed with a Virtual Desktop Manager Version 1.03. Although I found no way to actually use the program, as well as no known documention for it.
  Matt  
My computer has always run fine...
  sakura  
Can Be Deleted Through Norton tools. (add remove programs thing)
  85239523  
everytime i start my machine it shuts down
  racer  
Its dangerous and a hardcore virus, having trouble removing it
  Julian  
part of 4shared; probs at boot; probably different than others described here
  Ben Hoff   (further information)
Was detected and moved to vault by AvastFreeAntiVirus. Removed by Avast
  Oliver   (further information)
I used to be bothered by it since I could not make it work. But, to find out if it is legit, press Alt+1 or Alt+2 or Alt+3 or Alt+4 (for the different desktops). That is how you switch b/w desktops. Oh here comes the boss, Alt+1! Works!! There is an html file in the folder C:\Program Files\Free-soft\....now, I can't tell you if it is a keyboard logger. But, works as claimed.
  Vickeroo  
I am using desktop.exe (203 kb) to "Show Desktop" and it is a nice program, not a virus :)
  Jari  
is a worm, who is malwarebytes and remove ComboFix, I found the folder win at the root of drive C. It is necessary to check the original location of your installation to confirm that it is configured as a threat or not
  carlos augusto  
Avast recognize them as a A0277723.exe desktop.exe and can remove it from boot time sccaning
  If  
i remove it with avira
  alex  
it is part of Sage Timberline Desktop
  SageDesktop User   (further information)
This has to be a wrapper for virus. Nothing detects it or stops it but any machine that has it will have connection issues.
  Trashy  
Sage Desktop (part of Sage Timberline Accounting) is called Desktop.exe
  Rick   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of Desktop.exe: based on 35 votes with 30 reviews.
8 users think Desktop.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 18 users think Desktop.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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