English | Deutsch

What is ups.exe?

Ups.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ups.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Ups.exe file information

The process known as UPS Service belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or APC UPS Service by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or APC (www.apc.com).

Description: The original ups.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The file ups.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 18,432 bytes (94% of all occurrences) or 16,384 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/ups.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify ups.exe related errors

If ups.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 44% dangerous. The file size is 491,561 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 487,465 bytes or 233,472 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. Ups.exe is able to hide itself and record inputs.
If you encounter difficulties with ups.exe, you can uninstall PowerChute plus software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).

If ups.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 300,544 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The ups.exe file is not a Windows system file. ups.exe seems to be a compressed file.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "UPS" must run at start up. PowerChute v5.02 - UPS Monitoring Module (which loads iconclnt - the tray icon)

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ups.exe, for example Trojan.Win32.Jorik.SpyEyes.hc (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan:Win32/EyeStye.H (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the ups.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

Part of Commander Pro, an UPS monitoring software.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ups.exe XP SP3 PL 18432 bytes MD5: eb90e28b28541ec845e5345609355ca7
  w7   (further information)
ups: Eine USV sorgt dafür, dass Dein PC im Falle eines Stromausfalles dennoch anbleibt und sauber ausgeschaltet werden kann. Eventuell hast Du sowas in den Energieoptionen eingestellt, obwohl kein solches Gerät angeschlossen ist.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ups.exe: based on 6 votes with 3 user comments.
4 users think ups.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about ups.exe: 
How do you rate it: 
Link for more info's: 
Your Name: 

Ups scanner

Security Task Manager shows all running Windows tasks including embedded hidden functions (e.g. keyboard or browser monitoring, autostart entry). A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware, keylogger or a Trojan.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, malware and tracking threats from your hard disk. Ideal supplement to Security Task Manager.

SpeedUpMyPC scans, cleans, repairs and optimizes your computer.

Other processes

ups.exe [all]