Most antivirus programs identify us.exe as malware—e.g. Sophos identifies it as Mal/Generic-S, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Startpage or Trojan.Gen.
The us.exe file is a software component of UltraSentry by IDM Computer Solutions.
"us.exe" is the Windows executable file for UltraSentry. It handles securing, encrypting, and protecting sensitive computer data. It also has powerful deletion technology. IDM Computer Solutions started in 1994 with a focus on developing software for increased productivity and advanced operations in easy to use interfaces.
US stands for UltraSentry
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Description: Us.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file us.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 417,792 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 428,032 bytes.
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. Us.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify us.exe related errors
If us.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 45% dangerous. The file size is 428,032 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 137,216 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). The us.exe file is not a Windows core file. Us.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
Important: You should check the us.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active us process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the us.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.