What is remind.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 remind.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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Remind.exe file information

The process known as Reminder or Application Support File belongs to software PrintMaster Platinum (version 18) or Quick Heal Total Security by Quick Heal Technologies (P) ( or Broderbund Properties (

Description: Remind.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file remind.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 34,272 bytes (91% of all occurrences), 344,064 bytes or 333,184 bytes. 
It is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with PrintMaster Platinum 18 or Quick Heal Total Security occur, you can also do the following:

Recommended: Identify remind.exe related errors

If remind.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 1,918,976 bytes. There is no description of the program. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: win.ini, MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. Remind.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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

Part of the Apis Legal information software package
  Kamen   (further information)
this program launches after you open IE and cannot be located by searching
remind.exe is part of Storm Technology Remind Program which gets installed with some HP drivers and which pops up a reminder to register your printer.
I think it's a trojan.
  Evil Soul  

Summary: Average user rating of remind.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks remind.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving remind issues

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