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What is Reboot.exe?

Reboot.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 Reboot.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.


Reboot.exe file information

The process known as Reboot Setup belongs to software Win32 Setup-Execute by Elitegroup Computer Systems.

Description: Reboot.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Reboot.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 432,128 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 334,336 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/reboot.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The Reboot.exe file is not a Windows core file. Reboot.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ C-evo.

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If Reboot.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 29% dangerous. The file size is 409,088 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 369,664 bytes or 409,600 bytes. The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. Reboot.exe is able to record inputs.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Reboot" is not required to run at start up. MS-DOS/Win3.1 utility use to clean boot a system. Sometimes installed by default from some driver CDs for motherboards

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Reboot.exe, for example Generic PUP.z (detected by McAfee), and Application.Tool.718 (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the Reboot.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

today avast! found Win32:Trojan-gen.{Delphi} in reboot.exe, and I had it deleted.
  capricornus  
Found in Startup folder in Start Menu
   
appears to be trojan.
  ddd  
Rebooter MFC Application
   
if its in startup, probably not supposed to be there
  luis  
found in startup folder NOT M$ no company listed lang china
  frank K  
I got it from an old CD I had for my PC133 motherboard. It was part of one of the programs that came on that disc
  Steve  
according to mcaffee its a virus
  spudboy  
my virus program called it a "HacksTool" so therefore we quarantined it.
  Livelyheart  
its a win32 application it destroys the winxp system, sometimes u will think there is problem with your mainboard, but its useless on win98
  arthur  
nothing, Komodo brought it up as malware. I have it in quarintine
  Rick  
Listed in msconfig.exe as a startup program, no idea how it got there, supposedly exists in startup folder for all users. Not to be trusted.
   
in system32 = trojan
  andrew  
i believe it was installed today with the drivers for my new razer lachesis gaming mouse
  Pierre "Greywacke" du Toit   (further information)
It isn't a virus (in startup folder)
  Anonym  
Malware and slows computer down.
  OranePeel  
Zone Alarm says its Malicious
  anonymouse  
PUP: Virus: Was found by my AVG scan and deleted. In Windows\System 32\Reboot.exe
  Dennis  

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Summary: Average user rating of Reboot.exe: based on 21 votes with 18 user comments.
2 users think Reboot.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 13 users think Reboot.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade Reboot.exe ("not sure about it").


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