What is newsLeecher.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 newsLeecher.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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NewsLeecher.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with newsLeecher
NewsLeecher.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NewsLeecher (version v3.9 Final, v4.0 Final) belongs to software NewsLeecher (version v3.95 Beta 2, v3.9 Final) by Crystal Art Software (

Description: NewsLeecher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file newsLeecher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,017,360 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 6,934,528 bytes, 4,595,712 bytes, 6,935,552 bytes or 6,915,072 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. NewsLeecher.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to completely remove NewsLeecher (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If newsLeecher.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 5,820,928 bytes. The application has no file description. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. NewsLeecher.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs.

If newsLeecher.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 4,026,368 bytes. The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. NewsLeecher.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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

NewsReader (leecher)
download program for newsgroups, This version (V 2.0) has no spyware attached to it.
  Jean   (further information)
It is a program to download nzb files
  Raymond   (further information)
Newsgroup client
  Kcar   (further information)
News reader for USENET
  Eric Johansen   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of newsLeecher.exe: based on 13 votes with 5 user comments. 12 users think newsLeecher.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving newsLeecher issues

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