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What is spider.exe?

Spider.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if spider.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Spider.exe file information

The process known as Spider belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Spider.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The file spider.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 538,624 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/spider.exe.html 
The spider.exe file is a Windows core system file. The program has a visible window. Spider.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify spider.exe related errors

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

C:\Windows\System32 has the Spider file but I noticed it has no extension and is less than 600 kilobytes which meets above description of over 500,000. There is a spider picture logo as well.
Spider.exe is simply the Spider Solitaire game that comes with Windows XP and other Windows versions.
  Benjamin Corey Faure  
spider.exe is spider game that comes with Windows
spider exe

Summary: Average user rating of spider.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments.
One user thinks spider.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks spider.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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