What is iau.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 iau.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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Iau.exe file information

The process belongs to software Project1 by home.

Description: Iau.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Iau.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,192 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 9,728 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). It is not a Windows system file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 96% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

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Summary: Average user rating of iau.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving iau issues

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