What does the Collector.exe file do?
The Collector.exe process is also known as collector Application and is a part of LANDesk Software or, as the case may be, Tera Term. This software is produced by LANDesk Software, Inc. and its affiliates or, as the case may be, Avocent (www.avocent.com). An obsolete or defective version of Collector.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- collector Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- collector Application 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)
- Collector.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Collector.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Collector.exe collector Application
Collector.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file Collector.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 139,264 bytes (36% of all these files), 497,152 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
The Collector file is not part of the Windows operating system. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Collector.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as log keyboard entries. For this reason, 53% 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 Collector.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 Collector?
|collector.exe is a process that works under the Microsoft Application Compatibility Analyzer. This program is designed to analyze and resolve compatibility issues between programs that are installed on a Windows-run computer but may have issues with other programs. collector.exe is meant to help streamline the process and aid in the resolution of program conflict. |
Summary: One user judges Collector.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall LANDesk Software or Tera Term
To remove collector Application 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 LANDesk Software or Tera Term in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Collector.exe (collector Application) 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 collector Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for collector Application 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 Collector.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.