The genuine dragon.exe file is a software component of Comodo Dragon by Comodo.
An enhanced security web browser, Comodo Dragon is based on the Chromium platform. It allows for all normal browsing functions, but includes multiple additional levels of security for your browsing experience. Developed by the Comodo Group, Dragon has all of the features of Chromium without any of the tracking features built in.
Dragon stands for Comodo Dragon
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 dragon.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.
Description: Dragon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Dragon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 725,696 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 1,261,248 bytes and 17 more variants.
The dragon.exe file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Dragon.exe is able to manipulate other programs, monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify dragon.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dragon.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dragon.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dragon. 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 dragon.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.