What is GetRight.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 GetRight.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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GetRight.exe file information

The process known as GetRight® or GetRight® Download Manager. belongs to software GetRight by Headlight Software (

Description: GetRight.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. GetRight.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—e.g. C:\Program Files\GetRight\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,301,952 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 4,694,296 bytes, 2,010,624 bytes or 4,718,872 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. GetRight.exe is not a Windows system file. GetRight.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of GetRight (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) contact Customer Service
  3) look for a new, improved version.

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

GetRight is an download manager. It is safer than P2P software like Kazaa or mIRC; the user can scan the files with the Anti-Virus he uses.
Safe (unless mal-ware uses the name getright.exe)
  Lee Carré   (further information)
It is get right download manager. Only send messages to Filemirror if you let it.
  Antonio Perez   (further information)
GetRight is download manager/accelerator. GetRight has many other advanced features such as scheduling, automatic dialing, and file searching. Has no spyware, but the free version shows some ads periodicaly in the process window.
  N K B   (further information)
Download Manager mit dem man Dateien von mehreren Servern parallel herunter laden kann
  Oliver Sahr   (further information)
Getright wird von mir seit Jahren ohne Probleme als Downloadmanager genutzt, Adwaremerkmale gibt es bei der registrierten Version nicht !

Summary: Average user rating of GetRight.exe: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 6 users think GetRight.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving GetRight issues

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