What is ExpressCache.exe?

The genuine ExpressCache.exe file is a software component of ExpressCache by Diskeeper.
ExpressCache is an optimization technology for data storage drives. ExpressCache.exe runs the ExpressCache program. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. ExpressCache is a drive optimization utility for the Windows platform that increases overall system speeds, boot up times, as well as application performance by combining the best features of SSDs and HDDs. The program also features increasing general data integrity in the event of an SSD failure, removal or abrupt shutdown, and minimizes file fragmentation. Condusiv Technologies is an American company that develops utility software for the Windows and OpenVMS platforms. Condusiv was founded in 1981 by Craig Jensen as the Diskeeper Corporation. The company currently serves Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, air traffic control, NASA and others. Condusiv is based in Burbank, California, USA.

ExpressCache stands for ExpressCache Service

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 ExpressCache.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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ExpressCache.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ExpressCache
ExpressCache.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ExpressCache Service belongs to software ExpressCache by Diskeeper ( or Condusiv Technologies.

Description: ExpressCache.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ExpressCache.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 79,664 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 102,224 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program has no visible window. The ExpressCache.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with ExpressCache.exe, you can also ask the developer, Diskeeper, for assistance, search for an update on the vendor’s website or remove the entire program ExpressCache using Windows Control Panel.

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

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