What is ThreadMast.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 ThreadMast.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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ThreadMast.exe file information

The process known as ThreadMaster (version 1.12) belongs to software Thread Master by -

Description: ThreadMast.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ThreadMast.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 57,344 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. ThreadMast.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

extension for boinc used to keep cpu % low
Not dangerous - a very useful free utility. See more at home page.
  Steve Barnes   (further information)
self installed program, dont keep it on your computer, due to the fact that it forces your cpu to do half what it can usually do
manage threads's use of cpu.
Excellent utility for Terminal Services or Citrix. Allows you to limit certain processes CPU utilization. Completely customizable too. A must have for Citrix and/or Terminal Services.
  godbucket   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of ThreadMast.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 4 users think ThreadMast.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks ThreadMast.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ThreadMast issues

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