What is time.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 time.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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Time.exe file information

The process known as Time belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: Time.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Time.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,503,552 bytes (71% of all occurrences), 4,501,504 bytes or 16,384 bytes. 
The time.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify time.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as time.exe. Therefore, you should check the time.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 has something to do with Dell printer drivers... I never have a problem when the driver is not installed, but when i install the driver time.exe stops working and has to be closed, whenever i print something, or turn on the computer
  Steve Nyhuis  
BitCoin miner, not picked up by antivirus
My Virus scan flagged it as suspicious. i terminated it

Summary: Average user rating of time.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think time.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving time issues

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