What is whatpulse.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 whatpulse.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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Whatpulse.exe file information

The process known as WhatPulse belongs to software WhatPulse Application or WhatPulse by (

Description: Whatpulse.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Whatpulse.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,812,928 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 3,714,560 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The whatpulse.exe file is not a Windows system file. Whatpulse.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program WhatPulse, update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to to update it, go to for support, or go to WhatPulse in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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

WhatPulse is just a keystroke logger, it only logs how many keystrokes you've made, and then it submits it into a ranking system.
  Just-a-friend   (further information)
This is a keystroke and clicks logger if you want to compete.
  SamuelDr   (further information)
It's just's client to record keystroke count
  no1   (further information)
This program counts how many mouse clicks and keystokes you have made. It then transfers that data to your profile. This is harmless and people often join groups to compete.
  Doody   (further information)
A client profram for the link supplied
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Een programma dat bijhoud hoevaak je een toets indrukt of met de muis klikt. Dit kan worden 'gepulsed' naar een online server voor meer muisklikken en toetsaanslagen voor jou team.
  Mister   (further information)
Its A Keystroke Counter.
It's a harmless application which records the QUANTITY of keystrokes and clicks you make. It then sends the numbers to the server to register them to your profile for bragging rights among your nerdy friends.
  Aaron   (further information)
It is a keylogger, and an extremely dangerous one at that
It is a keylogger.
  Sammeh   (further information)
It is completely harmless. See: "WhatPulse is not and never will be any sort of keylogger, it does not collect the keys you type, but only how many keys you type"
  piggyboo   (further information)
It's a simple and effective tool for any user to track their own key presses and mouse clicks, nothing malicious or dangerous.
  Anon E. Moose   (further information)
So far no suspicios activity. Harmless/usefull application. Counts keystroks etc.
  Anthony Paramo   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of whatpulse.exe: based on 18 votes with 13 user comments. 10 users think whatpulse.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks whatpulse.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving whatpulse issues

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