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What is OOTag.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 OOTag.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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OOTag.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with OOTag
OOTag.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as OOTag belongs to software OOTag by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: OOTag.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. OOTag.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,856 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/ootag.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. OOTag.exe is a Verisign signed file. The OOTag.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. OOTag.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 9% dangerous.

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If OOTag.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 23,072 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The OOTag.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The OOTag.exe file is not a Windows system file. OOTag.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as OOTag.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the OOTag.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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Best practices for resolving OOTag issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with OOTag. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the OOTag.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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