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What is procexp.exe?

Procexp.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 procexp.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.


Procexp.exe file information

The process known as Sysinternals Process Explorer belongs to software Process Explorer or Sysinternals Utilities by Sysinternals (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals) or Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals) or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Procexp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. procexp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 3,623,736 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 3,550,592 bytes and 20 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/procexp.exe.html 
It is not a Windows system file. Procexp.exe is digitally signed. Procexp.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with procexp.exe, you may also do the following:

  • look for help from the software company Microsoft
  • uninstall Sysinternals Utilities software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)

Recommended: Identify procexp.exe related errors

If procexp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 21% dangerous. The file size is 3,623,736 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 3,278,400 bytes and 18 more variants. The file is not a Windows system file. Procexp.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. Procexp.exe is able to monitor applications.
If you run into problems with procexp.exe, you may also do the following:

  • look for help from the software company Microsoft
  • uninstall Sysinternals Utilities or HijackThis software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)

If procexp.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 13% dangerous. The file size is 3,623,736 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 3,522,600 bytes and 8 more variants. The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. Procexp.exe is able to monitor applications.
If you run into problems with procexp.exe, you may also do the following:

  • look for help from the software company Microsoft
  • uninstall Sysinternals Utilities or HijackThis software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)

If procexp.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 6% dangerous. The file size is 3,623,736 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 3,522,600 bytes, 3,523,624 bytes, 3,278,400 bytes or 1,455,680 bytes.

If procexp.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 2,712,200 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 2,738,264 bytes and 4 more variants.

If procexp.exe is located in the folder "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 18% dangerous. The file size is 1,451,584 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 3,550,592 bytes.

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

"process explorer begins where windows task manager ends"...from the developers homepage. An excellent application and free. Go check out the site, LOADS of free interesting system analysis tools for d/loading + truly helpful stuff for developers etc.
   
Taskmanager Ersatz
  Kn3cHt  
Sehr guter Task-Explorer
   
been using it for over a year...10 stars
  pink  
good for trojans
  husam  
It shows a list of executing Windows processes
  Dennis  
good taskmanager replacement from sysinternals, which is now acquired by Microsoft
  gerard2005   (further information)
Supergutes Tool
   
its a cleaning file
  safexonwe  
Unbelieveably useful.
  benobolo  
hacker software
  paschal  
it show the virus file and sec patchs
  mohin  
Excellent program
  Richard Stone  
very useful tool, diffrentiates user and system processes, provides description for known processes, doubtful processes can be identified(with no desc) and the location of file that started the process is available too
  Abhay Chopra  
Excellent Replacement for Task Manager. Adds extra functionality and ease in trapping wayward applications
  TerrificInTahoma  
Essential tool for shutting down processes and keeping them closed to remove. Especially new viruses and the like that auto restart when stopped with task manager
  JB  
Amazing free program for checking what your windows machine is running. Rated 2 instead of 1 because you can damage your own machine by killing the wrong processes if you don't know what you're doing.
   
Powerful Task Magager like Utility, good for killing viruses currently running in memory
  Odin Sonnah   (further information)
It's the Process Explorer
   
microsoft library of free tech tools
  terrynutkins   (further information)
so far so good. used it for 24 months or so.
  bilbo  
best Taskmanager ever!
  Linus  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of procexp.exe: based on 27 votes with 22 user comments.
17 users think procexp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks procexp.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade procexp.exe ("not sure about it").


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