The genuine named.exe file is a software component of TreeWalk DNS Suite by SWsoft.
TreeWalk DNS is a Domain Name Server program that obtains and converts website names into addresses a user's PC requires to enable the browser, email, icq, and ftp programs to surf the Web. It's suitable for Microsoft Windows XP /2000 /.NET /2003 workstations or servers.
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 named.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.
The process known as TreeWalk or Parallels Plesk Control Panel (version 8.6.0 for Microsoft Windows) or ISC BIND or Plesk 8.3 for Microsoft Windows
belongs to software Parallels Panel SSL Wrapper or TreeWalk or Parallels Plesk Control Panel (version 8.6.0 for) or ISC BIND
by SWsoft (www.parallels.com) or Parallels.
Description: Named.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Named.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 233,472 bytes (88% of all occurrences) or 249,856 bytes.
The named.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The named.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify named.exe related errors
If named.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 331,776 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 258,048 bytes, 249,856 bytes or 389,120 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The named.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as named.exe. Therefore, you should check the named.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with named. 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 named.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.