What is ieshow.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 ieshow.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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Ieshow.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ieshow
Ieshow.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as IEShow Application

belongs to software BitDefender Total Security (version 2008, 2009) or BitDefender Internet Security or BitDefender Antivirus (version 2009) or IEShow Application or BitDefender Antivirus Pro (version 2011) or BitDefender (version 2010)

by BitDefender ( or BitDefender S.R.L (

Description: Ieshow.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ieshow.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 61,440 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 69,632 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ BitDefender Internet Security or BitDefender Total Security 2008.

Recommended: Identify ieshow.exe related errors

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

BitDefender Antiphishing Helper Antiphishing component of BitDefender 2008 products
  Ilona Laurentiu  
Gehört zum BitDefender

Summary: Average user rating of ieshow.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks ieshow.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ieshow issues

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