What is Panel.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 Panel.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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Panel.exe file information

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

The process belongs to software HP Mouse or GM-4200 Gamer Mouse Optical or MI-7200L Wireless Laser Mouse or Office-Web Center by DEXIN (

Description: Panel.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Panel.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,232,896 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 249,856 bytes and 11 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It is able to record keyboard inputs. Panel.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with Panel.exe, you may want to uninstall the software GM-4200 Gamer Mouse Optical or RAPTOR-ADJUST M3 V1 using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify Panel.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Panel.exe. Therefore, you should check the Panel.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

gaming mouse program installer,drivers
    (further information)
Comes with the orginal drivers for Trust mouse. There may be other panel.exe. But I think this one is not. Have never tryed to contact internet etc.
  Pera Tudt  
mouse driver, used to operate programmable buttons on a mouse
  Jay   (further information)
Extra functionality for Thrust Predator 1600 mouse. If process is stopped, extra mousebuttons will stop to function until reboot.
  Runar Punar  
It's also from the predator gaming mouse from trust, it uses a dll file named Hook.dll on my computer wich is indicated as malware bij Prev1. So i don't know what to do with it.
gamer mouse program not dangerous
Panel.exe is a program for panelizing printed circuit board. It's not a dangerous program.
Comes packaged with O2 Jet Synch CD
  Pat W  
trust gaming ouse

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Panel.exe: based on 14 votes with 9 user comments. 6 users think Panel.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade Panel.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving Panel issues

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