What is router.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 router.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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Router.exe file information

The process known as TCP/IP Route Command IPv6 belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft ( or Microsoftc.

Description: Router.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Router.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 16,384 bytes. 
The router.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The router.exe file is not a Windows system file. router.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If router.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 137,728 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. Router.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run).

Important: Some malware also uses the file name router.exe, for example Trojan:Win32/Starcedor.B (detected by Microsoft), and Downloader (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the router.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 file fills third of processor
Hmmm I have this file running when I boot up but the size is way different to what's written here, my Router.exe *32 runs at 1,200,000K and I have no idea where it came from, since I run Anti-virus Anti-Malware & Hitman Pro, so I have no idea why it's still there with those programs running but not blocking it. for now, all I can do it End Process Tree it in Task Manager, it doesn't restart till I reboot, so no idea how to remove it, and this page wants to run a free scan, but doesn't locate it, so this is really weird, my version it way bigger than anything mentioned here, and help would be welcomed, I'll check back to see if anyone replies

Summary: Average user rating of router.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user suspects danger. One user thinks router.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving router issues

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