What is telnetd.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 telnetd.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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Telnetd.exe file information

The process known as KpyM Telnet Server (version v1.08) belongs to software KpyM Telnet Server or KpyM Telnet/SSH Server by unknown.

Description: Telnetd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Telnetd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 253,952 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 270,336 bytes or 214,016 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Telnetd.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of KpyM Telnet/SSH Server or KpyM Telnet Server (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If telnetd.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 147,456 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

If telnetd.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 97,792 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The telnetd.exe file is not a Windows system file.

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

It didnt allow my Socket level program work, at all!

Summary: Average user rating of telnetd.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks telnetd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving telnetd issues

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