What is slsk.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 slsk.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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Slsk.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with slsk
Slsk.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SoulSeek belongs to software SoulSeek (version 157 NS 13e, 157 NS 12d) by unknown.

Description: Slsk.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The slsk.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\Soulseek\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,670,016 bytes (75% of all occurrences), 3,112,960 bytes or 3,616,768 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Slsk.exe is not a Windows system file. Slsk.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with slsk.exe come up, you can also uninstall the software SoulSeek 157 NS 13e or SoulSeek Client 156c using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

P2P Program
P2P File sharing software
  Chas B.   (further information)
its an mp3 file sharing p2p client
  gjames2k   (further information)
It's a Peer to Peer file sharing program.
P2P programme just for music
p2p without adware
Been using it for a couple of weeks. Slightly buggy, Otherwise Very happy with it. NO Spy or Adware so far. Amazing in that respect. Highly Recomend.
P2P for Music. Not bundled with any spyware.
  Kcar   (further information)
p2p client, no adware
  Ailin   (further information)
its a P2P Music File Sharing Programm, I'm using it for some years now, its very good for files which are hard to get,, also called an underground scene music sharing programm. I know many users combinate this programm with IRC . Im not saying this makes the programm bad but some users do, due using it in this combination.
  Q   (further information)
great for off-genre searches

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of slsk.exe: based on 20 votes with 13 user comments. 13 users think slsk.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade slsk.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving slsk issues

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