What is notify.exe?

The genuine notify.exe file is a software component of Novell GroupWise by Micro Focus International.
"notify.exe" is part of Novell GroupWise by Novell Inc. It is a file in Windows that handles notifications for correspondences such as emails. The file runs in the task bar and displays notifications when new messages are available to view. Novell Inc. started in 1979 under the name Novell Data Systems Inc. or NDSI and was changed to Novell Inc. in 1983. The company was acquired by Micro Focus International in 2014. Novell Inc. is a global provider of productive applications and securer networking through innovative software technology that includes endpoint management, networking solutions, and collaborative applications.

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 notify.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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Notify.exe file information

The process known as Novell GroupWise Notify or Notify Application or GroupWise Notify belongs to software Novell GroupWise or Notifier by Binary Source or Novell (

Description: Notify.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The notify.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 184,378 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 180,281 bytes, 279,040 bytes or 184,377 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. Notify.exe is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Notify.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with notify.exe, you can uninstall GroupWise or Internet FastFind from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify notify.exe related errors

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

This is the notify client for Novell GroupWise
Gehört zum Storage Manager Browser Edition. SATA RAID Controller von Adaptec
  Erhard Olszok  

Summary: Average user rating of notify.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think notify.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving notify issues

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