What is tlen.exe?

The genuine tlen.exe file is a software component of by Sp. z o.o.
Tlen.exe is an executable file that runs Komunikator, a free Polish instant messaging service known for its adware based license. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. features voice chat (VOIP), short messaging service (SMS) and video conferences. Later versions introduced custom-built plugins, and an online community that creates and shares plugins. More than 130 plugins have been created so far by the community. Tlen also provides an email system, giving users access to mail in three domains:; and Mail can be easily accessed through the application. automatically checks the user's account for new mail, displaying a notification showing mailbox status. o2 is a Polish brand that is part of the Virtual Polish Mission Group. The brand develops and distributes products and services related to the online market that provide information, entertainment and facilitate communication. o2 was founded in 1999 and is based in Warsaw, Poland.

Tlen stands for Komunikator

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 tlen.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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Tlen.exe file information

The process known as Komunikator belongs to software or Komunikator by Sp. z o.o (

Description: Tlen.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Tlen.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 6,290,944 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 5,853,672 bytes and 7 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Tlen.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Tlen.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with tlen.exe, you can also remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel or look for help on the website.

Recommended: Identify tlen.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as tlen.exe. Therefore, you should check the tlen.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's polish communicator like ICQ see also:
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komunikator internetowy (bezpieczniejszy niz gg)
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Great Polish communicator
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this is polish tool to communicate with people, like ICQ or windows messenger
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polish communicator
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That's the safest polish communicator
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Polish communicator
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Summary: Average user rating of tlen.exe: based on 10 votes with 8 user comments. 9 users think tlen.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving tlen issues

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