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What is psia.exe?

Psia.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 psia.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.

Psia.exe file information

The process known as Secunia PSI Agent belongs to software Secunia PSI by Secunia (www.secunia.com).

Description: Psia.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. psia.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 993,848 bytes (32% of all occurrences), 994,360 bytes and 9 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/psia.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The psia.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The psia.exe file is not a Windows core file. Psia.exe is a Verisign signed file. Psia.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Secunia PSI).

Recommended: Identify psia.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as psia.exe. Therefore, you should check the psia.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

It downloads 120 MB every time I start up my computer
Harmless file. Part of Secunia PSI. Uninstall Secunia software if you don't like it.
  fred   (further information)
It is indeed for Secunia PSI Agent -- yes it downloads data it checks to see if all your programs are up to date upon booting I removed because it does use a bit of resources
  Travis   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of psia.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments.
2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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