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 safetynut.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.
Description: Safetynut.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file safetynut.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,588,104 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 3,579,400 bytes, 3,586,768 bytes, 3,582,472 bytes or 3,538,952 bytes.
The program has no visible window. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Safetynut.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as safetynut.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan.Semnager (detected by Symantec), and SearchSuite (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the safetynut.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If SafetyNut has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with safetynut. 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.
To help you analyze the safetynut.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.