What is Genius.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 Genius.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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Genius.exe file information

More precise details about what the Genius.exe process belongs to are not available. This is partly because the author is not identified.

Description: Genius.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Genius.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 88,334 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 88,354 bytes or 88,332 bytes. 
The process has no file description. It is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). Genius.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

i turned on my computer and a small window opened up and it said that is was copying one item. I was not copying or doing anything on the computer, so I was wondering was someone on the computer with me....and so I cancelled the copying of whatever the item that was trying to be copied...right in front of me. Then I saw the genius.exe cannot complete....and the window dissappeared and was cancelled out before I could read the whole sentence as to what was going on with this copying. I went to search what this genius.exe was and this is where it took me. Your site is saying this can be a threat.
All I know is about 5 to 6 times aday or more while I am on line, I get this Genius copying my files! I have no idea where it came from nor why. I do not like it. Klaspersky found that some virus spy tool called Hydrup invented by some sorry jerk named Comarniceanu Marius living in Transmainia, had been ilegally placed in my laptop! Klaspersky got it out of my laptop, but not the Genius.exe There is no reason for no one to copy my files and I never asked any Genius buisness to do so! If I find out that this Marius guy is involded in that to, I will sue the hell out of Genius. They best have a darn good exuse to be copying my files! Everytime this Genius copy's my file I always have a problem with one of my games or one of my important software.
  Randall R Etter  
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Summary: Average user rating of Genius.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user suspects danger. 2 users think Genius.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Genius issues

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