What is node.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 node.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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Node.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with node
Node.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Evented I/O for (version V8 JavaScript) belongs to software ATT Management Agent or BT Desktop Help or Node.js or Windstream Setup Assistant or AT&T Troubleshoot & Resolve by Joyent.

Description: Node.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Node.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 5,271,040 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 5,755,392 bytes, 6,968,544 bytes, 6,930,792 bytes or 5,786,112 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Node.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you run into problems with node.exe, you may also do the following:

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

There'll be one of these processes running for each camera you've got connected to an i-Catcher security system. Expect it to use a lot of processor time, but if you've got several cameras you probably know that already :-)
  Chris   (further information)
node.exe could a virus that hijack your Internet browser by changing the proxy setting in IE, Chrome or Firefox. Look for it under C:\Program Files (x86)\CommonFiles\Diagnostics\node\node.exe there are other files in there delete the whole directory, reset the proxy setting in your internet browser and run an antivrus like Avast and antimalware like Malwarebytes, that should clean it.
  Ray Hack  
I have this process running when a program called Brackets is free its a text editor made by adobe
  John Jones   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of node.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks node.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks node.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving node issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with node. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 node.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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