What is schedule.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 schedule.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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Schedule.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with schedule
Schedule.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process belongs to software schedule or Lock On: Modern Air Combat by Ubi Soft (

Description: Schedule.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The schedule.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 136,704 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 186,368 bytes and 6 more variants. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Schedule.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If schedule.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 28,672 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 32,768 bytes or 186,368 bytes. The file is not a Windows system file. There is no file information. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Schedule.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Lock On: Modern Air Combat come up, you may want to uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name schedule.exe, for example Gen:Variant.Graftor.130707 (detected by BitDefender), and Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Agent.abbr (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the schedule.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

Asus Live Digital VCR scheduling agent. Not dangerous at all but may be unstable on some configurations.
  PuLP   (further information)
scan it with virustotal and synman says its a "reputaion.1"

Summary: Average user rating of schedule.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving schedule issues

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