What is sol.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 sol.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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Sol.exe file information

The process known as Spiel "Solitär or Solitaire Game Applet belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (

Description: The original sol.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. Sol.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 56,832 bytes. 
It is a Windows system file. The sol.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify sol.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as sol.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sol.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

Microsoft game Solitaire
sol.exe is a Solitaire Game which comes bundled with Microsoft Windows.
it's a card game

Summary: Average user rating of sol.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think sol.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving sol issues

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