What is ProxySwitcher.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 ProxySwitcher.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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ProxySwitcher.exe file information

The process known as Proxy Switcher belongs to software ProxySwitcher Standard by Proxy Switcher (

Description: ProxySwitcher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ProxySwitcher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,738,552 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 5,847,856 bytes, 5,193,784 bytes, 5,737,528 bytes or 4,727,296 bytes. 
The ProxySwitcher.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. ProxySwitcher.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You might want to search for help on the company’s website, update the program to the latest version or uninstall ProxySwitcher Standard software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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

this is a app to change your ip from a proxy list, if you close out of it it still shows the process on STM and its useless if its closed
Good tool to automatically switch proxy settings or do other actions based on your current network
  marco   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of ProxySwitcher.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think ProxySwitcher.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ProxySwitcher issues

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