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What is Discord.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 Discord.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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Discord.exe file information

The process known as Discor belongs to software Discord or Discor by Hammer & Chisel.

Description: Discord.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Discord.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,179,660 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/discord.exe.html 
The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Discord.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with Discord.exe, you can uninstall Discord software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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

Discord is a game VoIP application enabling voice communication between clients. Despite what this article says it does not track users personal information other than some usage statistics that help track what kind of software bugs users are encountering. No personal information is collected or recorded. Check the website for more information.
  B.Flood   (further information)
Most AV programs DO NOT identify discord.exe as malware: https://www.virustotal.com/nl/file/75e6547bfe9ca77ded679eb5e4a881e0149d3f1d67b9301007e564d5a61222a9/analysis/1466763555/
  KinGuiN   (further information)
Discord tracks mouse and keyboard input because its a program, its what they all do, it also manipulates other programs for the "overlay" feature which can easily be disabled, it also does have a visible window, you click the little icon in the taskbar.
  me  
It's not a virus.
  Cheese   (further information)
It is a harmless chat service.
  QM   (further information)
This isn't a virus... It's a VoIP application developed by Hammer & Chisel. I don't understand why so many people think it's malicious. I run it on my computer. It's actually a great app, in my opinion. And that opinion is shared by many other users.
  Connor Callan   (further information)
This isn't a virus... It's a VoIP application developed by Hammer & Chisel. I don't understand why so many people think it's malicious. I run it on my computer. It's actually a great app, in my opinion. And that opinion is shared by many other users.
  Connor Callan   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Discord.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving Discord issues

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