What is proc.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 proc.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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Proc.exe file information

The process known as WinOff belongs to software unknown by Softmaking srl.

Description: Proc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The proc.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 162,080 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 385,024 bytes, 488,448 bytes, 410,624 bytes or 430,592 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Proc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to do the following:
  1) remove the entire program WinOff using Windows Control Panel
  2) search for help on the company’s website
  3) find out if there is a newer version available.

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If proc.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 162,080 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The proc.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The proc.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The proc.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name proc.exe, for example TROJ_PROXY.JP (detected by TrendMicro), and WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the proc.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 proc issues

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