What is byond.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 byond.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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Byond.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with byond
Byond.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as BYOND belongs to software BYOND by unknown.

Description: Byond.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file byond.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,011,712 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 1,073,152 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with byond.exe, you may want to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > BYOND).

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

BYOND.exe is the pager client for the BYOND software suite, completely legit and no malware
  Joe   (further information)
BYOND.exe is (as already said) the pager of the gaming and programming software suite. The BYOND software itself just sends out data if you are hosting a BYOND game over the Dream Seeker (a part of BYOND). by the way the whole name is Build Your Own Net Dream
  Aleks   (further information)
It's a program for a game site, I used to use it. They have great games that you can play, most of them are PvP with players all around the world
  Zaya   (further information)
BYOND.exe is Used for BYOND, a game software that is made to easily create games and share them with the world
  Nick   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of byond.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks byond.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving byond issues

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