What is Greenshot.exe?

The genuine Greenshot.exe file is a software component of Greenshot by Greenshot open-source development team.
The file titled Greenshot.exe opens the Greenshot Program and allows screenshot functionality on your Windows Operating System. It can capture all or part of the viewable screen, as well as complete website pages within Internet Explorer. Greenshot is open source software, permitted in both personal and commercial uses and was created by the Greenshot development team.

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 Greenshot.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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Greenshot.exe file information

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

The process known as Greenshot belongs to software Greenshot by Greenshot.

Description: Greenshot.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Greenshot.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 528,384 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 495,616 bytes and 6 more variants. 
It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with Greenshot.exe, you can go to the support area of the Getgreenshot website, see if there is a newer version or uninstall Greenshot from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If Greenshot.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 78% dangerous. The file size is 540,672 bytes. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with Greenshot.exe, you can go to the support area of the Getgreenshot website or uninstall Greenshot from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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

Screen Capture freeware.
  Nik Razeen Daud   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of Greenshot.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks Greenshot.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Greenshot issues

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