What is kontiki.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 kontiki.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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Kontiki.exe file information

The process known as Kontiki Client belongs to software Kontiki Client by Kontiki Networks (

Description: Kontiki.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Kontiki.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,990,656 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 327,680 bytes or 1,843,200 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Kontiki.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Kontiki P2P file sharing system is being used by Sky, AOL, BBC and Channel 4 On Demand.
  Billy   (further information)
From what I can gather it seems to be (in this occasion a BBC iplayer component)...although other broadcasting companies may use it also...
  Blorthag - the pissed....  
BBC no longer uses Kontiki
  John99   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of kontiki.exe: based on 1 vote with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade kontiki.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving kontiki issues

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