What is securityutility.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 securityutility.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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Securityutility.exe file information

The process known as Application or Install or TODO: File description belongs to software SecurityUtility or TODO: Product name by SecurityUtility or TODO: Company name.

Description: Securityutility.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The securityutility.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,368,576 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 799,232 bytes and 28 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with SecurityUtility or Security Utility occur, you can uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If securityutility.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 53% dangerous. The file size is 321,136 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 676,352 bytes. Securityutility.exe is not a Windows system file. Securityutility.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. Securityutility.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Security Utility or SecurityUtility occur, you can uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name securityutility.exe, for example Generic PUA BP (PUA) (detected by Sophos), and Application.Generic.1481897 or Adware.PayByAds.K (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the securityutility.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Application 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 ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving securityutility issues

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