What is Status.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 Status.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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Status.exe file information

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

The process known as status MFC Application belongs to software status Application or KineticCloud Backup for PCs by Acpana Business Systems (

Description: Status.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Status.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 620,032 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 7,195,536 bytes, 415,008 bytes or 423,200 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. Status.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. Status.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Status.exe occur, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramData Deposit Box or KineticCloud Backup for PCs.

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

Este archivo monitorea el estatus del UPS Tripp Lite. si no esta en la ubicacion C:\Archivos de programa\Tripp Lite\PowerAler debes estar alerta puede ser un virus.
  Nelson Padilla  
It appears to be splash screen for signing-up with Supanet (an ISP). It came pre-installed on my old Time laptop and bothers me every time I boot up. Located in the Program Files/Internet Explorer/Connection Wizard folder
  Dan Foley   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of Status.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks Status.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 Status issues

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