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 Tcpview.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.
The process known as TCP/UDP endpoint viewer or TCPView belongs to software Sysinternals TCPView or Sysinternals Utilities by Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals) or Sysinternals (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals).
Description: Tcpview.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Tcpview.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 148,520 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 300,832 bytes, 316,280 bytes, 106,496 bytes or 198,504 bytes.
Tcpview.exe is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. The program has a visible window. Tcpview.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 9% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If Tcpview.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 15% dangerous. The file size is 300,832 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 94,208 bytes, 299,896 bytes or 198,504 bytes. The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The Tcpview.exe file is digitally signed. Tcpview.exe is able to monitor applications.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Tcpview.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Tcpview.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Tcpview. 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.
To help you analyze the Tcpview.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.