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 hasplms.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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Description: Hasplms.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file hasplms.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 535,807 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 2,869,760 bytes and 13 more variants.
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If there are any problems with hasplms.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Sentinel LDK or Sentinel HASP or look for help on the www.safenet-inc.com website.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hasplms.exe, for example Trojan.Win32.Patched.mf (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan.Katusha.A!inf (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the hasplms.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hasplms. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 hasplms.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.