What is supervisor.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 supervisor.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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Supervisor.exe file information

The process belongs to software PC DoorGuard (version 4) or Anti-Trojan Shield by unknown.

Description: Supervisor.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The supervisor.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 321,583 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 331,264 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The application has no file description. The supervisor.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Supervisor.exe is not a Windows system file. Supervisor.exe is able to monitor applications, record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as supervisor.exe. Therefore, you should check the supervisor.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 have it on my computer. It seems to be part of pdg.
I know it makes itself your admin along w/ the rights - you become just a user - can't even reboot to DOS
It keeps reappearing in my registry as a startup program, I removed ATS along time ago and have never had PC Doorgaurd? It is saying that its location is in my 'Windows' directory but a full search cannot find it anywhere on "My Computer"
  Robert G  

Summary: Average user rating of supervisor.exe: based on 1 vote with 3 user comments. One user thinks supervisor.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade supervisor.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving supervisor issues

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