What is TimeZone.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 TimeZone.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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TimeZone.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft® Time Zone belongs to software Microsoft Time Zone by Microsoft (

Description: TimeZone.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. TimeZone.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 712,704 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The TimeZone.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with TimeZone.exe, you could also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Microsoft Time Zone (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TimeZone.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TimeZone.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 strats up right whn u logon doesnt need internet
  joe smoe  
You download it through windows update... not hard to remove... Just run add/remove if its annoying
  Steven Moseng   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of TimeZone.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks TimeZone.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving TimeZone issues

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