What is Hear.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 Hear.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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Hear.exe file information

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

The process known as Hear belongs to software Hear by 4Front Technologies.

Description: Hear.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hear.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,174,024 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 3,195,528 bytes, 2,589,832 bytes or 2,611,336 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Hear.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall Hear software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7), look for help on the website or look for a new, improved version.

Recommended: Identify Hear.exe related errors

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

hear ist ein programm für win oder mac. es erweitert das sounderlebnis, frei configurierbar (eq,effekte etc). es benötigt ein bisschen cpu power, wenig ram. verursacht manchmal probleme (win vista 64bit ultimate bluescreen on t6400 @2ghz 4GB ram)wenn man zB C&C generals spielt. man muss es bewusst installieren, sonst gibt es die hear.exe nicht im task manager, kein virus, malware, adware o.ä., selbst testen und urteilen, kann bei laptops mit wenig maximaler lautstarke viel helfen und den sound sehr gut 'boosten'

Summary: Average user rating of Hear.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks Hear.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving Hear issues

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