What does the dude.exe file do?
The dude.exe process is also known as dude.exe and is a part of The Dude. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of dude.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- dude.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- dude.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)
- dude.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dude.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dude.exe dude.exe
dude.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Dude.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 4,802,560 bytes (40% of all these files), 4,029,952 bytes, 4,235,264 bytes or, as the case may be, 4,142,080 bytes.
There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This dude.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This dude program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. Dude.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 73% 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 dude.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 dude?
|The Dude network mapping and monitoring software (further information...) |
|networking monitoring tool |
|it is usefull tools for network monitoring |
| it is usefull tools for network monitoring |
Summary: 2 users judge dude.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall The Dude
To remove dude.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for The Dude in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if dude.exe (dude.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 dude.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for dude.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 dude.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.