What does the Connect.exe file do?
The Connect.exe process is also known as Belkin USB Print and Storage Center or, as the case may be, SharePort Utility and is a part of Belkin USB Print and Storage Center or, as the case may be, SharePort Utility. This software is produced by Belkin International or, as the case may be, D-Link (www.dlink.com). An obsolete or defective version of Connect.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Belkin USB Print and Storage Center has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Belkin USB Print and Storage Center 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)
- Connect.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Connect.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Connect.exe Belkin USB Print and Storage Center
Connect.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file Connect.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,095,168 bytes (25% of all these files), 1,094,656 bytes as well as 9 other variants.
The Connect file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This Connect program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. Connect.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 52% 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 Connect.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 Connect?
|Lotus Sametime Instant Messenger (further information...) |
|I agree - this appears to be part of Lotus Sametime |
|An instant messenger program from IBM. |
|Is a part of the instant message program Sametime |
|Lotus Sametime |
Summary: 19 users judge Connect.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Belkin USB Print and Storage Center or SharePort Utility
To remove Belkin USB Print and Storage Center 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 Belkin USB Print and Storage Center or SharePort Utility in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Connect.exe (Belkin USB Print and Storage Center) 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 Belkin USB Print and Storage Center. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Belkin USB Print and Storage Center 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 Connect.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.