What is Zentimo.exe?

The genuine Zentimo.exe file is a software component of Zentimo PRO by Crystal Rich.
Zentimo.exe is an executable file that runs Zentimo, a program that helps users conveniently manage external devices such as USB and eSATA. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Zentimo features Safe Device Removal, a tool that allows users greater control over securely removing external devices than Windows' native device removal tool. A portable application launcher lets users run any application located on any external device with a single click. A Speed Test program lets users test out the read/write speeds of any attached drive, and external TrueCrypt volumes can be managed the same way as external drives. Much work can simply be automated with features like Autorun, enabling users to set up data backup before disconnecting a removable hard drive, run Total Commander with the contents of the pen-drive, automatically unmount an encrypted TrueCrypt drive before disconnecting the USB media, and much more. Crystal Rich, Ltd. is a Russian company that develops and distributes utility software. It was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Zentimo stands for Zentimo - An External Drive Manager

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 Zentimo.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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Zentimo.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Zentimo
Zentimo.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Zentimo - An External Drive Manager belongs to software Zentimo PRO or Zentimo by Crystal Rich (

Description: Zentimo.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Zentimo.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,622,296 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 2,740,736 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program has no visible window. Zentimo.exe is able to connect to the Internet, monitor applications, record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to completely remove Zentimo PRO or Zentimo xStorage Manager (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), turn to the software developer, Zentimo, for advice or update the program.

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


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Best practices for resolving Zentimo issues

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