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 ups.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.
Description: The original ups.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The ups.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 18,432 bytes.
The program has no visible window. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If ups.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 300,544 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). It is not a Windows core file. ups.exe appears to be a compressed file.
If ups.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 572,416 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. It is a file with no information about its developer.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ups.exe, for example Trojan.Win32.Jorik.SpyEyes.hc (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan:Win32/EyeStye.H (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the ups.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ups. 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 ups.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.