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 wheresphere.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.
Description: Wheresphere.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The wheresphere.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 827,392 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 1,003,693 bytes.
The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). Wheresphere.exe is not a Windows system file. Wheresphere.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If wheresphere.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 946,176 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The wheresphere.exe file is not a Windows core file. Wheresphere.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.
Important: Some malware also uses the file name wheresphere.exe, for example Downloader (detected by Symantec), and Adware:Win32/Gabpath or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Troxen!rts (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the wheresphere.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If WhereSphere has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wheresphere. 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 wheresphere.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.