What does the Inspect.exe file do?
The Inspect.exe process is also known as Inspection and is a part of CloudSupport or, as the case may be, Trend Micro Internet Security. This software is produced by Trend Micro (www.trendmicro.com). An obsolete or defective version of Inspect.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Inspection has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Inspection 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)
- Inspect.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Inspect.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Inspect.exe Inspection
Inspect.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Inspect.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 2,287,104 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The Inspect file is not part of the Windows operating system. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The Inspect file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. Inspect.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as hide itself from other programs. For this reason, 12% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A Inspect.exe file has a 34% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in in a subdirectory of the Windows Temp folder. In this case, the file size is usually 2,291,656 bytes. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. Inspect.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as hides its presence from system tools.
A Inspect.exe file has a 48% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 2,296,280 bytes. Inspect.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The application can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Inspect.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as hide itself from other programs.
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 Inspect.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 Inspect?
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 CloudSupport or Trend Micro Internet Security
To remove Inspection 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 CloudSupport or Trend Micro Internet Security in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Inspect.exe (Inspection) 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 Inspection. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Inspection 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 Inspect.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.