What does the bash.exe file do?
The bash.exe process is also known as bash.exe and is a part of Git. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of bash.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- bash.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- bash.exe 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)
- bash.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module bash.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about bash.exe bash.exe
bash.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Bash.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 567,296 bytes (50% of all these files), 536,078 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,061,314 bytes.
The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file does not supply any version information or other description. For this reason, 56% 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 bash.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 bash?
|Part of the cygwin package, the bash shell for windows (further information...) |
|bash shell for windows |
|is the BASH shell, either installed by Cygwin or another Win32 BASH port. |
|Main core for cygwin process |
|I think it is needed if you install Prey software - which is a laptop recovery program in case your laptop is stolen. |
Summary: 5 users judge bash.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Git
To remove bash.exe 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 Git in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if bash.exe (bash.exe) 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 bash.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for bash.exe 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 bash.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.