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What is wallpaper.exe?

Wallpaper.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 wallpaper.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.

Wallpaper.exe file information

The process known as Desktop Wallpaper Changer or Desktop Tool belongs to software Wallpaper Master Pro or Wallpaper Master or HijackThis by James Garton (jamesgart.com).

Description: Wallpaper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file wallpaper.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder or in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 246,272 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 321,536 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/wallpaper.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. Wallpaper.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Wallpaper.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with wallpaper.exe, you can completely remove Wallpaper Master Pro or Wallpaper Master (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Recommended: Identify wallpaper.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wallpaper.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wallpaper.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

A nice little program that periodically changes the desktop background picture.
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Wallpaper Changer
It's a program that changes wallpapers.

Summary: Average user rating of wallpaper.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments.
5 users think wallpaper.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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