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 Node.js or BT Desktop Help or ATT Management Agent or AT&T Troubleshoot & Resolve or Adobe Photoshop (version CS6, CC 2015) or Bell Internet Check-Up or Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Extension Manager CC or Prey Anti-Theft or Adobe InDesign (version CC 2015, CS5) or Windstream Setup Assistant or Popcorn Time

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" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows or in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,529,472 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 5,755,392 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is digitally signed. Node.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with node.exe, you may also do the following:
  • consult's Customer Service for advice
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > BT Desktop Help or ATT Management Agent)

Recommended: Identify node.exe related errors

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)
It can also be installed by Adobe's Creative Cloud. Not sure what to do with it, but I thought I'd put this out there for anyone who might not know.
I think it's exe of Superfetch service and it should be given a chance though it looks like hogs memory or CPU, but that's not for nothing I hope
  Sinisa Majetic  
prey software to trace stolen laptop uses node.exe on 6 november its giving high cpu use for some reason so i use process lasso to try make pc work smoother
  dave s  
As said by Duncan, also used by Adobe's Creative Cloud. I have two processes running and both are related to Adobe.
It's from Adobe's Creative Cloud, located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud\CCLibrary\libs It uses 150 MB from RAM and often up to 30-40 % of CPU - no Adobe-Programm is active. Don't know for what this exe is.
Okey FreeDom VPN
it from (Prey) aplication from security and ubication
  jose   (further information)
It's installed with Adobe CC, is hogging my CPU for no apparent reason, very, very irritating.
  Irritated Joe  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of node.exe: based on 8 votes with 11 user comments. One user thinks node.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think node.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade node.exe ("not sure about 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 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.

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