What is siw.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 siw.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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Siw.exe file information

The process known as System Information belongs to software System Information for Windows by Topala Software Solutions.

Description: Siw.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Siw.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,922,048 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 2,917,376 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Siw.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with SIW occur, you can contact to assist you or remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel.

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If siw.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 8,427,020 bytes. Siw.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Siw.exe is able to monitor applications.

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

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  Russell Limprecht   (further information)
I installed siw after download from CNet. The program hangs and using Task Manager, I cannot kill the process an Admin. and while if I use command line taskkill /F /IM siw.exe the result is "The process... has been terminated" it still shows in the Windows Task Manager list of running processes. Anything that I cannot stop from running using TaskKill I consider dangerous.
  Paul C.  

Summary: Average user rating of siw.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think siw.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving siw issues

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