What is freedom.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 freedom.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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Freedom.exe file information

The process known as Freedom (version 5.1.3, 5.0.11, 5.1.16) or Your Freedom client software belongs to software TELUS Security service or Your Freedom (version 20110411-01) by Zero-Knowledge Systems ( or resolution Reichert Network Solutions GmbH.

Description: Freedom.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file freedom.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. C:\Program Files\zero knowledge\freedom\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 172,086 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 180,278 bytes, 163,894 bytes or 13,179,660 bytes. 
Freedom.exe is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall Centinela ONO or TELUS Security service from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as freedom.exe. Therefore, you should check the freedom.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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  Randy Musseau   (further information)
It slowed my pc drastically and caused a screen to come up on shutdown "ending program UiPopup hidden". I googled and found that this came from freedom.exe. I ran a search on my comp and deleted the folder. Since then I haven't had any probs.
  Martin Babin (martinb714)  
Freedom.exe is difficult to uninstall. Had to go into safe mode and rename the zero knowledge folder and also delete the registry key before I could remove it from my computer. You don't need it, so get rid of it.
remove Freedom
Freedom pops up every time I turn the power of my computer on. You have to click "no" 4 or 5 times to get rid of it. It doesn't not show up in task manager. GET RID OF IT!!!
it attact my computer,took 6 hours to delete
every time I sign on Freedom box pop's up. I have tried to remove but it won't
  North Carolina  
It is a programm which blocks your internet connection. More or less its malware.
  crazy   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of freedom.exe: based on 9 votes with 10 user comments. 3 users think freedom.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. 5 users think freedom.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade freedom.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving freedom issues

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