What does the installer.exe file do?
The installer.exe process is also known as and is a part of LookThisUp or, as the case may be, Intergy. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of installer.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- LookThisUp has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- LookThisUp 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)
- installer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module installer.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about installer.exe LookThisUp
installer.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Installer.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\.
The file size is 53,248 bytes.
Installer.exe does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A installer.exe file has a 86% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 864,256 bytes. It does not supply any version information or other description. Installer.exe is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. This installer program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This installer.exe process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. installer.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.
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 installer.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 installer?
|wont remove of task manager |
|keeps turning itself back on in my DEP list, xp32, hard to google "installer.exe" |
|It grabs cpu resources often and stops oporation of other programs. Must initiate task manager to unlock. |
|when you installing World of Warcraft this process is in task manager it is important process |
Summary: One user judges installer.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted installer.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall LookThisUp or Intergy
To remove LookThisUp 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 LookThisUp or Intergy in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if installer.exe (LookThisUp) 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 LookThisUp. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for LookThisUp 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 installer.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.