What is enstart64.exe?

The genuine enstart64.exe file is a software component of EnCase Forensic by Guidance Software.
EnCase Forensic is a suite of software utilities designed for digital scientific investigation. Enstart64.exe runs a process that launches the EnCase Forensic application. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. EnCase Forensic is a suite of tools developed for investigators that features data acquisition from 25 different types of devices, such as such as smartphones, tablets, and GPS; the software can be used to produce reports using the acquired data while offering customizable processing, flexible reporting, external reviews, and integrated investigative workflows. EnCase Forensic is available for the Microsoft Windows platform. Guidance Software, Inc. is an American company that develops and markets solutions in digital investigative software that are used by law-enforcement and government agencies, various corporations in the financial and insurance sectors, technology firms, defence contractors, telecom operatos, as well as pharmaceutical firms, healthcare providers, manufacturers, and various retailers. The company specializes in cyber security incident response, digital forensics, endpoint security analytics, and electronic discovery. Guidance Software was founded in 1997 and is currently headquartered in Pasadena, California, USA.

EnStart64 stands for EnCase Forensic Application Startup (64-bit)

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 enstart64.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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Enstart64.exe file information

The process known as EnCase Enterprise Agent belongs to software EnCase Enterprise Agent or enstart64 by Guidance Software (

Description: Enstart64.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Enstart64.exe is located in an undetermined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. Enstart64.exe is not a Windows core file. The enstart64.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. There is no information about the author of the file. Enstart64.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as enstart64.exe. Therefore, you should check the enstart64.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

Enstart64.exe is EnCase Forensic software. It runs intrusion scanner tool. It looks for different types of attack/intrusion evidence at the disk level and reports to a web console. Evidence gathering tool for Forensic documentation.
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Summary: Average user rating of enstart64.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving enstart64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with enstart64. 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 enstart64.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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