What is Remote.exe?

The genuine Remote.exe file is a software component of Remote Control Session Application by Microsoft.
"Remote.exe" is the main executable for the Windows remote control session application and is a very flexible client and server tool. The file manages remote PC control through command line entries. It is often used to test programs on remote computers, but can also be used for administration tasks, group installations, remote debugging, and more. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is a global provider of networking technology, operating systems, computer devices, and tons of software. Their operating systems have become a worldwide standard for both commercial and residential computers.

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 Remote.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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Remote.exe file information

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

The process known as Remote Application or MaySample MFC Application or RemoteControl MFC Application belongs to software MaySample Application or RemoteControl Application by VSG Software.

Description: Remote.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Remote.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 40,960 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). The Remote.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Remote.exe. Therefore, you should check the Remote.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

This is a tool used to share desk tops
Part of GotView TV Tuner Software
  Alex M.   (further information)
There is a warmless remote.exe file provided with USB PenTV software
it is remote controller interface for alfex usb tv box

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

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Best practices for resolving Remote issues

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