What is eclipse.exe?

The genuine eclipse.exe file is a software component of Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) by Eclipse Foundation.
The process "eclipse.exe" is the relatively small core executable of the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment) platform written in Java. Its most frequent use is to develop applications in Java and it is also the IDE most often used for Java. Installation consists of unzipping a file (into whatever folder the user wishes) to become a new subfolder with the core process and one or more of the many available plugins; to "uninstall" the user simply deletes the entire folder. By using different plug-ins, development can be done in C/C++, Ruby, R, Perl, and other languages. The IBM Notes client-side application for e-mail, scheduling, and collaboration has been, since its version 8 in 2007, the Eclipse program with special plug-ins, so this module will exist on any PC using IBM Notes above version 8.0. The Eclipse IDE was first developed at IBM's lab in Cary, NC; it is now maintained by the Eclipse Foundation which had eighty corporate "stewards" as of 2004. Until recently, Eclipse versions were named after celestial bodies but now they are using gaseous element names: "Neon" is due out in 2017.

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 eclipse.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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Eclipse.exe file information

The process known as Eclipse Foundation belongs to software Lotus Notes or EasyEclipse for PHP by IBM ( or Foundation.

Description: Eclipse.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Eclipse.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 180,224 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with eclipse.exe, you can search the support area on the Eclipse website or completely remove Eclipse Foundation, Inc. or EasyEclipse for PHP (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If eclipse.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 312,832 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 312,320 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. It is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as eclipse.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the eclipse.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

Environment to develop Java code
  dfme   (further information)
Hauptprogramm der Eclipse-Entwicklungsumgebung
  Sandro Boehler   (further information)
An IDE for java
Java IDE
Programm für die Entwicklung von Software
IDE that helps users to develop programs in java script, includes helpful features such as spellchecking, autocomplete, and a console to test programs.
It is the executable for the Eclipse Java Development environment, also known as the Eclipse IDE.
  Nicholas H   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of eclipse.exe: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments. 5 users think eclipse.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving eclipse issues

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