What does the aspnet_state.exe file do?
The aspnet_state.exe process is also known as Microsoft ASP.NET State Server and is a part of Microsoft .NET Framework (Version 4 Extended, 4, 4.6 RC). 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:
- Microsoft ASP.NET State Server has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Microsoft ASP.NET State Server has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- aspnet_state.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module aspnet_state.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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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 (43% of all these files), 35,160 bytes as well as 17 other variants.
It is the service "aspnet_state".
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The application can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 30% 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 |
|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
To remove Microsoft ASP.NET State Server from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Microsoft .NET Framework in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then 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 Windows diagnostic tool 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.