What is VistaDrive.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 VistaDrive.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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VistaDrive.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with VistaDrive
VistaDrive.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The Changes default icons to Vista-style icons process does not contain any company information.

Description: VistaDrive.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The VistaDrive.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 280,779 bytes (96% of all occurrences), 354,507 bytes and 7 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The VistaDrive.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. VistaDrive.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. VistaDrive.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If VistaDrive.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 63% dangerous. The file size is 1,596,230 bytes. There is no file information. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. VistaDrive.exe is not a Windows system file. VistaDrive.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VistaDrive.exe. Therefore, you should check the VistaDrive.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's vista drive indicator. shows drive fullness indicators on your drives in "my computer"
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Comes with TinyXP - Changes drive icons to vista drive icons
its just a tool that change drive icons

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Summary: Average user rating of VistaDrive.exe: based on 8 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks VistaDrive.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think VistaDrive.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving VistaDrive issues

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

To help you analyze the VistaDrive.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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