What is eye.exe?

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 eye.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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Eye.exe file information

The process known as Yahoo! All-Seeing Eye belongs to software Yahoo! All-Seeing Eye by Yahoo! (

Description: Eye.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Eye.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 497,664 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,401,611 bytes or 504,320 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The eye.exe file is not a Windows system file. Eye.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

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Sometimes when i run it it makes mcshield.exe take up 99% cpu
  Well Now.  
I have "The All Seeing Eye" program installed in my computer(it's a game server browser software), and the main file is eye.exe, but today my Mcafee AV removed it and said it had Artemis trojan.

Summary: Average user rating of eye.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks eye.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving eye issues

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