What is masqform.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 masqform.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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Masqform.exe file information

The process known as PureEdge™ Viewer or ICS Viewer belongs to software PureEdge™ Viewer or ICS Viewer by PureEdge Solutions (

Description: Masqform.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Masqform.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 643,072 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 1,052,672 bytes or 634,880 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Masqform.exe is not a Windows core file. Masqform.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

I know that masqform.exe is a piece of shit and can't even take out the gabage at night.
  Jeff   (further information)
masqform.exe is related to PureEdge Viewer. PureEdge is an application used DoD-wide for primarily for viewing however also assists with the electronic signing of documents.
  S. Smith  
masqform is related to IBM Lotus viewer a program similar to PureEdge.

Summary: Average user rating of masqform.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks masqform.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving masqform issues

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