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What is Util.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 Util.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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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 C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/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 with no information about its developer. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Util.exe is not a Windows system file. Util.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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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.

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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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Best practices for resolving Util issues

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