What is hotpop.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 hotpop.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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Hotpop.exe file information

The process has no company information.

Description: Hotpop.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hotpop.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,777,664 bytes (71% of all occurrences) or 1,818,624 bytes. 
The software has no file description. Hotpop.exe is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Hotpop.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Hotmail popper
Provides POP3 e-mail access to free Hotmail accounts
gives your mail client pop3 access to your hotmail account
Hotmail Popper is a little program that allows you to get your hotmail emails using a pop-like email client (ex. Thunderbird).
  Nikon   (further information)
My friend used hotpop to steal my hotmail password and spy on my internet activity. plz it's Very Dangerous
It allows you to download your hotmail to Outlook, etc. by using POP.
Hotmail Popper

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Summary: Average user rating of hotpop.exe: based on 10 votes with 7 user comments. 8 users think hotpop.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks hotpop.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving hotpop issues

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