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What is Hub.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 Hub.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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Hub.exe file information

The process belongs to software Ringo Companion or Ringo Screensaver by unknown.

Description: Hub.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hub.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 643,072 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 115,944 bytes, 753,664 bytes, 741,376 bytes or 696,320 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/hub.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no file information. The file is not a Windows core file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Hub.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In the event of any problems with Hub.exe, you can also uninstall Ringo Companion or Ringo Screensaver software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista).

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

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User Comments

I wrote the application. :-) It's a core component of the Ringo Companion/Sideshow, the Monster Companion, and the Military.com IE toolbar. It was created by Monster Worldwide, the parent of Monster.com and the previously mentioned companies/websites. If you don't want the application that uses the Hub.exe process, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel with no ill effects.
  Rob Morris  
I wrote it, and it is part of several user-installable applications - the Ringo Companion (Uploader, Screensaver or Sideshow), the Monster Companion, the Tickle Companion, or the Military.com Toolbar. It is the core app for these programs, and in addition provides upgrades, synchronization (ie photo download) and other timely services. It can be uninstalled with the application that it came as part of.
  Rob Morris   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of Hub.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks Hub.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving Hub issues

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