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What is Util.exe?

Util.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 Util.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.

Util.exe file information

The process Util.exe contains no information about the creator.

Description: Util.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Util.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 252,928 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 188,416 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/util.exe.html 
Util.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Util.exe is not a Windows system file. Util.exe is able to record inputs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify Util.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Util.exe, for example Win32:Trojan-gen {Other} (detected by Avast), and Generic.dx (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the Util.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

It is part of the driver load for a Triton (and possibly others) USB 2.0 to VGA video cable. If you are using a USB to VGA video cable you probably want to keep it, otherwise probably not.
  Bob Womble  

Summary: Average user rating of Util.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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