What is napster.exe?

The genuine napster.exe file is a software component of Napster by Rhapsody.
The first peer-to-peer file trading service Napster was acquired by Rhapsody in 2011. In 2016, Rhapsody formally changed its name to Napster. Aside from Apple Music und Spotify, the Napster streaming service is one of the largest audio book provider in the world.

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 napster.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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Napster.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with napster
Napster.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Napster belongs to software Napster by Napster (

Description: Napster.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Napster.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 323,216 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The napster.exe file is not a Windows system file. The napster.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with napster.exe, you may also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Napster (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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


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Best practices for resolving napster issues

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

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