What is Spotify.exe?

The genuine Spotify.exe file is a software component of Spotify by Spotify.
Spotify is an interactive music and media player. It provides and plays a large variety of top music, videos and audio books, some of which is available without subscription. When the Spotify player is running, it streams media live through your internet connection. It is also available on mobile devices.

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 Spotify.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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Spotify.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Spotify
Spotify.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Spotify belongs to software Spotify by Spotify or Spotify AB.

Description: Spotify.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Spotify.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,281,920 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 7,736,128 bytes and 26 more variants. 
Spotify.exe is not a Windows core file. Spotify.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is not visible. Spotify.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Spotify come up, you can contact to assist you or uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If Spotify.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 7,571,000 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 6,754,928 bytes and 4 more variants. The Spotify.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. Spotify.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Spotify come up, you can consult Spotify's Customer Service or uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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

ist ein musikprogramm das mit facebook verknüpft ist
Spotify is a music program. Not harmful.
  XProLilSiCX   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of Spotify.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving Spotify issues

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