What is watermark.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 watermark.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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Watermark.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with watermark
Watermark.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client belongs to software PuTTY suite by Simon Tatham (

Description: Watermark.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Watermark.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,179,660 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Userinit, Run). It is not a Windows core file. watermark.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify watermark.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as watermark.exe. Therefore, you should check the watermark.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 generates 77 or 76.7 kb size files that containes "mgr" in their names like: jetaudiomgr.exe
In my computer, Windows Defender and Malwarebytes - both these software kept saying that Watermark.exe is a trojen/Ramnit, whenever I open San Andreas in my laptop. I removed it several times and its not gone. I recommend removing it immediately.
  Nived Kannada  

Summary: Average user rating of watermark.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think watermark.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving watermark issues

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