What is Profiler.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 Profiler.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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Profiler.exe file information

The process known as Manual Configuration or SAP Profiler belongs to software Configuration Software or SAP Profiler by Saitek ( or ICON Software GmbH.

Description: Profiler.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Profiler.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 159,744 bytes (90% of all occurrences) or 151,552 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If Profiler.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 14% dangerous. The file size is 1,905,664 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Profiler.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Profiler.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Profiler.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

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Summary: Average user rating of Profiler.exe: based on 6 votes with 2 user comments. 6 users think Profiler.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Profiler issues

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