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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) or i-Catcher Video surveillance software belongs to software ATT Management Agent or BT Desktop Help or i-Catcher Console by Joyent or iCode Systems.

Description: Node.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few 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 (94% of all occurrences) or 450,624 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/node.exe.html 
The node.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Node.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you run into problems with node.exe, you may also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > ATT Management Agent or BT Desktop Help).

Recommended: Identify node.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as node.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. 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.

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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)

Summary: Average user rating of node.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks node.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.


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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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