What is Spyder3Utility.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 Spyder3Utility.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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Spyder3Utility.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Spyder3Utility
Spyder3Utility.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ©2010 Datacolor or Spyder3Elite or Spyder3Express belongs to software Spyder3Pro or Spyder3Elite or Spyder3Express by ©2010 Datacolor or ©2008 Datacolor (

Description: Spyder3Utility.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Spyder3Utility.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 7,667,970 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 8,119,870 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The Spyder3Utility.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Spyder3Utility.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with Spyder3Utility.exe, you can uninstall Spyder3Elite or Spyder3Pro software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Spyder3Utility.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Spyder3Utility.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 installed this - it's a monitor calibrator for photography
gehört zu Datacolors Software (Hardwarekalibrierung namens Spyder)
  Walter Kalweit  

Summary: Average user rating of Spyder3Utility.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think Spyder3Utility.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Spyder3Utility issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Spyder3Utility. 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 Spyder3Utility.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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