What is ScreenHunter.exe?

The genuine ScreenHunter.exe file is a software component of ScreenHunter by Wisdom Software.
“ScreenHunter.exe” is the main executable file located in Windows operating systems for ScreenHunter, which is a screen capturing application by Wisdom Software. The file launches the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and handles user input for various screen-capturing actions, including options for full screen captures, selective areas, open windows, client windows, etc. Wisdom Software got started in 2000 as a graphical application developer, which has brought them to providing digital image solutions with software like MotionGif, MotionStudio, ScreenHunter, AutoScreenRecorder, and more to individuals, companies, and organizations across the world.

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 ScreenHunter.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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ScreenHunter.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ScreenHunter
ScreenHunter.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ScreenHunter (version 6.0 Free, 5.1 Free, 5.0 Free, 6.0 Pro) belongs to software Wisdom-soft ScreenHunter (version 6.0 Free, 6.0 Pro, 5.1 Free) or Wisdom-soft Set up ScreenHunter (version 5.1 Free) or Wisdom-soft Set up by Wisdom Software (

Description: ScreenHunter.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ScreenHunter.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,867,840 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 5,689,344 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The ScreenHunter.exe file is not a Windows system file. The ScreenHunter.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program has no visible window. ScreenHunter.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with ScreenHunter.exe, you can uninstall Wisdom-soft ScreenHunter 6.0 Free or Wisdom-soft Set up ScreenHunter 5.1 Free from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ScreenHunter.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ScreenHunter.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

Screen capture utility - totally harmless

Summary: Average user rating of ScreenHunter.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks ScreenHunter.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ScreenHunter issues

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