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What is Popup.exe?

Popup.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Popup.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Popup.exe file information

The process known as popup or Pcounter Popup (Windows) belongs to software Dell SAS RAID Storage Manager or Pcounter by A.N.D. Technologies (www.andtechnologies.com) or Totalidea Software New Zealand (www.totalidea.com).

Description: Popup.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Popup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 61,526 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 77,920 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/popup.exe.html 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The software can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Dell SAS RAID Storage Manager or MegaRAID Storage Manager).

Recommended: Identify Popup.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Pop-Up_Blocker" can run at start up. A Tweak-XP component, blocks advertisement pop-up windows in Internet Explorer. Can be enabled/disabled via Tweak-XP → Internet Tweaks

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Popup.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Popup.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

  Assembleia   (further information)
popup.exe is part of Pop-Up_Blocker. A Tweak-XP component, blocks advertisement pop-up windows in Internet Explorer. Can be enabled/disabled via Tweak-XP - Internet Tweaks

Summary: Average user rating of Popup.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments.
One user thinks Popup.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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