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 tmlisten.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.
The process known as Trend Micro Common Client Communication Service or Trend Micro OfficeScan Communication Service or TmListen Application or Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent Listener
belongs to software Trend Micro OfficeScan Client or Trend Micro Client/Server/Messaging Security for SMB or Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security or Trend Micro Common Client or Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent
by Trend Micro (www.trendmicro.com).
Description: Tmlisten.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Tmlisten.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files"—mainly C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 614,488 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 626,776 bytes and 33 more variants.
The program has no visible window. The tmlisten.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no description of the program. Tmlisten.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify tmlisten.exe related errors
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as tmlisten.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the tmlisten.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with tmlisten. 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.
To help you analyze the tmlisten.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.