What is PRTG Traffic Grapher.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 PRTG Traffic Grapher.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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PRTG Traffic Grapher.exe file information

The process known as PRTG Traffic Grapher belongs to software PRTG Traffic Grapher or PRTG Service by Paessler GmbH ( or Paessler AG (

Description: PRTG Traffic Grapher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PRTG Traffic Grapher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,814,728 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 3,949,896 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The PRTG Traffic Grapher.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. PRTG Traffic Grapher.exe is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. PRTG Traffic Grapher.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, manipulate other programs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with PRTG Traffic Grapher.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPRTG Traffic Grapher.

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

PRTG Traffic Grapher is our bandwidth and network usage monitoring software. It can be run as a service (without a window) and as a Windows GUI program (e.g. for configuration). PRTG monitors the network usage through SNMP, Packet Sniffing, PINGs and NetFlow. It includes a built in webserver for access to the monitoring results. PRTG can also be configured to send emails as notifications.
  Dirk Paessler (CEO of Paessler AG)   (further information)
PRTG Traffic Grapher dient der Überwachung von Bandbreitennutzung in Netzwerken, um Enpässe zu vermeiden und Bandbreiten optimal zu nutzen. PRTG wird als Freeware und als kommerzielle Software angeboten.
  Thomas Timmermann   (further information)
"Die Software hat kein sichtbares Fenster." das stimmt nicht. PRTG kann als NT-Dienst und als Windows GUI Programm verwendet werden. PRTG enthält einen eigenen Webserver und verwendet SNMP und PING zur Netzwerküberwachung. Außerdem kann es NETFLOW Daten entgegennehmen und verarbeiten. PRTG manipuliert keine anderen Programme.
  Dirk Paessler, Paessler AG, CEO   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of PRTG Traffic Grapher.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think PRTG Traffic Grapher.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving PRTG Traffic Grapher issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PRTG Traffic Grapher. 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 PRTG Traffic Grapher.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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