What does the granola.exe file do?
The granola.exe process is also known as Granola and is a part of Granola. This software is produced by MiserWare. An obsolete or defective version of granola.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Granola has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Granola 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)
- granola.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module granola.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about granola.exe Granola
granola.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file granola.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 638,464 bytes (50% of all these files), 885,992 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,009,384 bytes.
You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). Granola.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Granola.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 47% 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 granola.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 granola?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Granola
To remove Granola 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 Granola in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if granola.exe (Granola) 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 Granola. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Granola 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 granola.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.