What is TNT2User.exe?

The genuine TNT2User.exe file is a software component of Tightrope WebInstall by Tightrope Interactive.
Tightrope WebInstall is a software bundler that installs additional third party applications that may be adware. TNT2User.exe runs a process that is associated with Tightrope WebInstall. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Tightrope WebInstall is a known adware program that is usually installed with minimal consent of the user. The program may download additional files from the Internet, change browser settings such as the search engine, and cause various other problems. Removal of this program is highly recommended. It is often detected by malware scanners as detected as Adware.Tightrope. Tightrope Interactive is a privately-held American Internet company that specializes in lead generation, media buying, monetizing online traffic, search engine marketing, and downloadable product development and distribution. The company is heavily invested in their flagship web portal, Tightrope Interactive was founded in 2006 and is currently headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.

Tnt2User stands for Tightrope Interactive 2 User

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 TNT2User.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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TNT2User.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with TNT2User
TNT2User.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as TNT2User.exe belongs to software unknown by Findwide or TNT2.

Description: TNT2User.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file TNT2User.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 687,872 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 693,504 bytes, 586,592 bytes or 660,736 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The TNT2User.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. TNT2User.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous.

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If TNT2User.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 617,744 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. TNT2User.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TNT2User.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_GEN.R03EC0OFQ15 (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan.Gen.2 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the TNT2User.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 TNT2User issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with TNT2User. 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 TNT2User.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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