What is eecwatch.exe?

The genuine eecwatch.exe file is a software component of Entrust Entelligence Security Provider by Entrust.
Eecwatch.exe is an executable file associated with the Entrust Entelligence Security Provider program, a software suite of applications that provide layers of security, strong authentication, encryption and digital signatures. Entrust Inc. is an American company that provides security software and services related to identity management. Entrust Inc. was founded in 1994 and is currently worth over $130 million. Its largest office is based in Dallas, Texas. The company currently employs 350 people.

EECWatch stands for Entrust Entelligence Certificate Management Watchdog

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 eecwatch.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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Eecwatch.exe file information

The process known as Entrust Entelligence Digital ID Monitor or Entrust Entelligence Certificate Management Watchdog belongs to software Entrust Entelligence Security Provider by Entrust (

Description: Eecwatch.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Eecwatch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 259,584 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 31,848 bytes or 16,896 bytes. 
The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Entrust Entelligence Security (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify eecwatch.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as eecwatch.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the eecwatch.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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Best practices for resolving eecwatch issues

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