What is stunnel-4.10.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 stunnel-4.10.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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Stunnel-4.10.exe file information

The process stunnel-4.10.exe has no vendor information.

Description: Stunnel-4.10.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file stunnel-4.10.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 73,216 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The stunnel-4.10.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as stunnel-4.10.exe. Therefore, you should check the stunnel-4.10.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

Stunnel was installed along with the software for my GE eKey USB cradle (for Realtor lock boxes)
  Helios Creed  
stunnel is a program to create Secure TUNNELs for some applications that have no encryption themselves (telnet or ftp for example) to communicate across a network with encryption. It's free, so some hardware/software vendors use it rather than develop an encryption algorythm themselves. It is not dangerous in any way, and is likely necessary for something installed to encrypt communication. (Provided of course it is the legitimate 'stunnel' exe, but I've never heard of this exe being hijacked, so it almost certainly is.)
  Volshan   (further information)
Supra Key USB Cradle updating software (Realtor Key Box)
  Don Anthony   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of stunnel-4.10.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think stunnel-4.10.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving stunnel-4 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with stunnel-4. 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 stunnel-4.10.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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