What is strokeit.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 strokeit.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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Strokeit.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with strokeit
Strokeit.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as StrokeIt belongs to software StrokeIt by TCB Networks (

Description: Strokeit.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file strokeit.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 26,248 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 21,504 bytes or 24,712 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Strokeit.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with strokeit.exe, you could also uninstall StrokeIt 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 strokeit.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the strokeit.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

With this program you can use mouse gesture in every application.
It allows you to perform mouse gestures in any program.
  Michael   (further information)
Strokeit ist ein Mausgesten-Tool. Es läuft im Hintergrund. Security Task Manager zeigt strokeit.exe standardmäßig mit einer sehr hohen Risiko-Bewertung an. Strokeit ist jedoch harmlos.
  K. Schmälzle   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of strokeit.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 4 users think strokeit.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving strokeit issues

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