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What is Thorn.exe?

The genuine Thorn.exe file is a software component of GameNet by GameNet.
GameNet is a downloadable client for the eponymous web portal that provides access to online multiplayer games. Thorn.exe runs a process associated with the GameNet application. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. GameNet is an online social platform for people to meet, chat, and play games. The software allows access to a variety of online games published by GameNet that are available as freemium products. The software also features the ability to message friends privately or in a group, collaboration with teammates, and access to chat rooms and social channels. GameNet is available for the Windows platform. GameNet is a Russian Internet company that offers access to online multiplayer games primarily towards a Russian demographic. However, the portal has garnered some international attention recently for their large collection of popular games such as Black Desert, BS.ru, Reborn Online, Aika 2 and Titan Siege. GameNet was founded in 2010.

Thorn stands for GameNet Thorn

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 Thorn.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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Thorn.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Thorn
Thorn.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as GameNet Thorn belongs to software Syncopate or THORN by GGS.

Description: Thorn.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Thorn.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 56,824 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 62,328 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/thorn.exe.html 
The Thorn.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The Thorn.exe file is digitally signed. It is a Verisign signed file. Thorn.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Syncopate LLC or Path of Exile Garena, or ask the software vendor [1][2] for support. Click on Syncopate LLC or Path of Exile Garena in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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If Thorn.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 57% dangerous. The file size is 56,824 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 62,328 bytes, 57,200 bytes, 36,664 bytes or 36,680 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. It is a Verisign signed file. Thorn.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Syncopate LLC, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on Syncopate LLC in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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

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Best practices for resolving Thorn issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Thorn. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Thorn.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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