What is TrueCrypt.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 TrueCrypt.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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TrueCrypt.exe file information

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

The process known as TrueCrypt belongs to software TrueCrypt by TrueCrypt Foundation (

Description: TrueCrypt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The TrueCrypt.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,516,496 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 1,496,528 bytes and 12 more variants. 
It is not a Windows system file. It is digitally signed. The program has no visible window. TrueCrypt.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with TrueCrypt.exe, you can also do the following:

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

TrueCrypt is a cipher software to en/decrypt files and partitions
Verschl├╝sselungsprogramm. TrueCrypt-Schnellstarter. Harmlos und verbraucht wenig Speicher.
  Chris   (further information)
Harmlos, Saubere Software, wenig Speicher verbrauch.
Versions I downloaded contained trojans that hijack the XP o/s - disabling Task Manager amongst other nasty things. Whilst on-line it seems to transmit massive amounts of data - RED ALERT - I got the latest version from Trucrypt's own website and it immediately disabled my machine as soon as it was run.
  Meteor   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of TrueCrypt.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think TrueCrypt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving TrueCrypt issues

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