What is Ecview.exe?

The genuine Ecview.exe file is a software component of SafeGuard Easy by Utimaco.
Ecview.exe is an executable file that is part of SafeGuard Easy, a data encryption sofware. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. SafeGuard Easy is a security program designed to efficiently encrypt data. It is available for both, individuals and enterprises. The program offers users a straightforward package that requires minimal effort to install and use. The product provides encryption through the International Data Encryption Algorithm (IDEA) as well as AES 128 and 256 bit standards. Ultimaco is a German company that develops solutions for lawful interception of data for government and corporate applications. The company also provides data retention systems for telecom operators and Internet service providers. Ultimaco was established in 1994 and currently has offices in Aachen, Germany and Arese, Italy.

ECView stands for SafeGuard Easy Client View

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 Ecview.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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Ecview.exe file information

The process known as ECVIEW or SafeGuard Easy ECVIEW belongs to software SafeGuardĀ® Easy Client (version 4.30.0, 4.30.1) or SafeGuard Easy by Utimaco Safeware AG (

Description: Ecview.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Ecview.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 24,576 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 20,480 bytes or 24,653 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with Ecview.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of SafeGuard Easy or SafeGuardĀ® Easy (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

This is part of safeguard. A software that encrypts the hard disk.
  kristof   (further information)
SafeGuard Easy provides total company-wide protection for sensitive information on laptops and workstations. Boot protection, pre-boot user authentication and hard disk encryption using powerful algorithms guarantee against unauthorized access and hacker attacks

Summary: Average user rating of Ecview.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think Ecview.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Ecview issues

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