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What does the named.exe file do?

The named.exe process is also known as Parallels Plesk Control Panel (Version 8.6.0 for Microsoft Windows) or, as the case may be, Labuan and is a part of Parallels Panel SSL Wrapper or, as the case may be, Parallels Plesk Control Panel (Version 8.6.0 for). This software is produced by SWsoft (www.parallels.com) or, as the case may be, Parallels. An obsolete or defective version of named.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about named.exe Parallels Plesk Control Panel

named.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file named.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 258,048 bytes (33% of all these files), 249,856 bytes, 389,120 bytes, 61,430 bytes or, as the case may be, 331,776 bytes.
It is the service "named".
It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This named program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This named.exe process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. For this reason, 66% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A named.exe file has a 72% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 233,472 bytes. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system.

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 named.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 named?

Treewalk DNS
Steven McGirr
BIND DNS Server by software.com
Adrian McElligott
Treewalk DNS program. I installed it purposely. (further information...)
Michael I.
Part of Treewaaalk DNS. Perfectly safe.
Installed Treewalk deliberatly. However named.exe does take up 93%+ of my CPU resources for 3-10 minutes on start-up and waking from hibernation.
R Cosgrove

Summary: 9 users judge named.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Parallels Panel SSL Wrapper or Parallels Plesk Control Panel

To remove Parallels Plesk Control Panel from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Parallels Panel SSL Wrapper or Parallels Plesk Control Panel in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if named.exe (Parallels Plesk Control Panel) 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 Parallels Plesk Control Panel. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Parallels Plesk Control Panel 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 named.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.

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