What is Timer.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 Timer.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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Timer.exe file information

The process known as Timer appears to belong to software Dream Render or Timer by Icognito GmbH.

Description: Timer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Timer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 20,480 bytes. 
There is no file information. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. Timer.exe is not a Windows core file. Timer.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using Timer.exe, you can remove the entire program Dream Render using Windows Control Panel.

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If Timer.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 18% dangerous. The file size is 74,240 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The Timer.exe file is not a Windows system file. Timer.exe appears to be a compressed file.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Timer.exe. Therefore, you should check the Timer.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 Timer issues

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