What is splash.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 splash.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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Splash.exe file information

The process known as Splash Module or Final Configuration.exe belongs to software McAfee Total Protection™ for Small Business or Toshiba America Information Systems by McAfee ( or Toshiba America Information Systems.

Description: Splash.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Splash.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 468,544 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 468,288 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The splash.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The program has a visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramMcAfee Firewall Protection.

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If splash.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 2,057,872 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. Splash.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

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

i know that splash exe can put some files into games
  Dalyan Suero  
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splash.exe is often included on game disks, and is essential to your computer if you use games.
  Kid With Answers   (further information)
splash.exe can be commonly used name, i.e. splash.exe is associated with the Hewlett Packard VPN Server Appliances Client Deployment Tool and also is part of Splash screen for McAfee VirusScan ASaP on-line scanner.

Summary: Average user rating of splash.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think splash.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving splash issues

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