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What does the aspnet_state.exe file do?

The aspnet_state.exe process is also known as Microsoft ASP.NET State Server or, as the case may be, ASP.NET State Service and is a part of Microsoft .NET Framework (Version 4, 4 Extended) or, as the case may be, ASP.NET State Service. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of aspnet_state.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about aspnet_state.exe Microsoft ASP.NET State Server

aspnet_state.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Aspnet_state.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 34,312 bytes (49% of all these files), 33,800 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
This aspnet_state.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This aspnet_state program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. For this reason, 46% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves aspnet_state.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about aspnet_state?

it asks daily to be ok'ed as server
Betty DuRant
experienced error: asp.net exe cannot read memory (address)
It is used to run Xactimate estimating software
I downloaded a program called com.update client from a site called Filehippo.com. the program scans your computer giving you a list of programs you have that need updating. , but the program needed Microsoft.Net.framework 2.0 to work properly. I have since uninstalled both Net framework 2.0 and com.update and have no more problems.

Summary: 4 users judge aspnet_state.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted aspnet_state.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework or ASP.NET State Service

aspnet_state.exe  Microsoft ASP.NET State Server fix

To remove Microsoft ASP.NET State Server from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Microsoft .NET Framework or ASP.NET State Service in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if aspnet_state.exe (Microsoft ASP.NET State Server) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Microsoft ASP.NET State Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft ASP.NET State Server or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or aspnet_state.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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