What is Password.exe?

The genuine Password.exe file is a software component of Freecom Hard Drive Protection by Freecom.
Freecom Hard Drive Protection is a security tool that provides a password protection feature for Freecom Hard Drives. Password.exe runs the Freecom Hard Drive Protection application. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Freecom Hard Drive Protection creates a virtual CD-ROM Drive, an untraceable and undeletable partition on the Freecom Hard Drive, that holds the Hard Drive Protection application to ensure that it does not get deleted, accidentally or otherwise. The application is run each time the hard disk is accessed and requires a customizable password to be entered in order to access the protected partition. The password may be set through a configuration wizard. Freecom Gmbh is a German company that manufactures and markets computer peripherals such as USB hard disks, USB flash drives, USB floppy drives, solid state drives, USB DVB-T television receivers, Bluetooth speakers, etc. The company also provides a data recovery service. Freecom was founded in 1989 in Berlin, Germany and acquired in 2009 by the Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co. The company is currently headquartered in the Netherlands.

Password stands for Hard Drive Password Protection

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 Password.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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Password.exe file information

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

The process known as Hard Drive Protection belongs to software Freecom Hard Drive Protection or Norwalk or Auto Run & Login Application by Freecom.

Description: Password.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Password.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 207,360 bytes. 
The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous.

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

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