What is HxTsr.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 HxTsr.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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HxTsr.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft Outlook Communications belongs to software Microsoft Office (version 2016) by Microsoft (

Description: HxTsr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. HxTsr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 44,544 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 41,472 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. HxTsr.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with HxTsr.exe, you can also do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HxTsr.exe. Therefore, you should check the HxTsr.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

HxTsr.exe tried to run on my computer but my virus software blocked it. It kept trying to run and the software kept blocking it.
Spyhunter 4 anti-Malware software has detected it and doesn't know what to do with it.
SpyHunter4 Malware Security Suite reports that user must choose to Allow or Block HxTsr.exe as an Unknown Object Execution.
This file appears and disappears, and it appears as color coded as green and red, like a phanton file
Avast gave a warning about this "HxTsr.exe" "is trying to open a web page using a secure connection( HTTPS)" to an ip : https protocol TCP For the moment I'Ve blocked it and will see what happens

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Summary: Average user rating of HxTsr.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks HxTsr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think HxTsr.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 8 users don't grade HxTsr.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving HxTsr issues

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