What is UPNP.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 UPNP.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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UPNP.exe file information

The process known as upnp manager or UPNP config tool for BitComet belongs to software upnp manager Microcoft Windows by Microcoft ( or or Comet Network Technology Co.

Description: UPNP.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. UPNP.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 10,473 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 15,872 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). UPNP.exe is not a Windows system file. UPNP.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If UPNP.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 484,928 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 496,952 bytes or 497,216 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The UPNP.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. UPNP.exe is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. UPNP.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as UPNP.exe. Therefore, you should check the UPNP.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

upnp.exe can be either part of UPNP config tool for BitComet or added by the Troj/Dloadr-YT downloading Trojan.
  Elena   (further information)
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  fraenkie   (further information)
After doing a rebuild of my Windows 7 Machine, I added some anti-malware software (malware bytes), some anti-virus (ENOD), and even a `second opinion` software called HitMan. None of them flagged upnp.exe as a problem. I am taking classes as part of the Cisco Networking Academy. One of the first programs I downloaded after my rebuild (besides the antivirus & antimalware) was Cisco`s Packet Tracer program (a network simluation program). That is when I first noticed upnp.exe for the first time. When I closed the Cisco Packet Tracer program, upnp.exe disappeared from my list of processes.

Summary: Average user rating of UPNP.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks UPNP.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user thinks UPNP.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving UPNP issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with UPNP. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 UPNP.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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