What is replace.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 replace.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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Replace.exe file information

The process known as Replace MFC Application belongs to software Replace Application by Casady & Greene.

Description: Replace.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Replace.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 40,960 bytes. 
The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program is not visible. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The file is not a Windows core file. Replace.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Spell Catcher Plus).

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If replace.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 69,632 bytes. The process has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name replace.exe, for example VirTool:Win32/CeeInject (detected by Microsoft), and TROJ_GEN.F0C2C0KH513 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the replace.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 replace.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks replace.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving replace issues

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