What is upnp.exe?

The genuine upnp.exe file is a software component of Universal Plug and Play Manager by Microcoft.
A known piece of malware, this program is routinely confused with legitimate plug and play software. If detected, it should be removed with reputable antivirus software immediately.

UPnP stands for Universal Plug and Play 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 upnp.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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Upnp.exe file information

The process known as upnp.exe belongs to software Emit by Comet Network Technology Co.

Description: Upnp.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Upnp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 496,952 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 88,310 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The upnp.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Upnp.exe is not a Windows system file. Upnp.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name upnp.exe, for example not-a-virus:RemoteAdmin.Win32.RAT.a (detected by Kaspersky), and Backdoor:Win32/Daromec.A (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the upnp.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

upnp.exe can be either part of UPNP config tool for BitComet or added by the Troj/Dloadr-YT downloading Trojan.
  Elena   (further information)
kann man abschalten
  fraenkie   (further information)
After doing a rebuild of my Windows 7 Machine, I added some anti-malware software (malware bytes), some anti-virus (ENOD), and even a `second opinion` software called HitMan. None of them flagged upnp.exe as a problem. I am taking classes as part of the Cisco Networking Academy. One of the first programs I downloaded after my rebuild (besides the antivirus & antimalware) was Cisco`s Packet Tracer program (a network simluation program). That is when I first noticed upnp.exe for the first time. When I closed the Cisco Packet Tracer program, upnp.exe disappeared from my list of processes.
Looks Like A Temporary File For Dark Comet

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

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Best practices for resolving upnp issues

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