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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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 10/8/7/XP are 5,271,040 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 5,755,392 bytes and 7 more variants.
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 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If node.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 10,987,904 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 6,968,544 bytes, 5,797,088 bytes or 10,990,464 bytes. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The node.exe file is not a Windows core file. Node.exe is able to monitor applications.
If node.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 5,790,432 bytes. The program has no visible window. Node.exe is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. Node.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If node.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 38% dangerous. The file size is 5,521,792 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 6,598,016 bytes.
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.
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 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 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.