What is Watchu.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 Watchu.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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Watchu.exe file information

The process known as Watchu.exe belongs to software Studio 11 or Studio 11 Bonus DVD or RAPID (Studio (version 10)) by unknown.

Description: Watchu.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Watchu.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 724,992 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 577,536 bytes or 565,248 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Watchu.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with Watchu.exe, you can uninstall RAPID (Studio 10) or Studio 11 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify Watchu.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Watchu.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Watchu.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

part of Pinnacles Studio10
Teil von Pinnacle Studio 10
  A****   (further information)
media player in Pinnacle Studio video editing software
Überwacht die aktuellen Projekte in Pinnacle Studio 11, dient zur Speicherung bzw. zum bequemen fortsetzen nach Abstürzen, kann in der Studio 11 Software deaktiviert werden
Pinacle Studio 11
this is a monitoring program used By Studio. If you do not have Pinnacle Studio or AVID softtware and you have this program running. Be a little alarmed.
  Seis   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of Watchu.exe: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments. 5 users think Watchu.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving Watchu issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Watchu. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 Watchu.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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