What does the ping.exe file do?
The ping.exe process is also known as TCP/IP Ping Command or, as the case may be, TCP/IP-Befehl Ping and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of ping.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- TCP/IP Ping Command has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- TCP/IP Ping Command 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)
- ping.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ping.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ping.exe TCP/IP Ping Command
The original ping.exe file is definitely a Windows system file, but many viruses use the same name in order to remain unnoticed. Ping.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 17,920 bytes (60% of all these files), 15,360 bytes, 19,456 bytes or, as the case may be, 18,944 bytes.
It has been digitally signed by Microsoft itself to guarantee its authenticity. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this reason, 11% 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 ping.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 ping?
|Seems to improve downloads speeds using a p2p/bittorent. decreases ping in multiplayer games |
|i want to delete ping.exe from windows |
|its is a plugin for azureus |
|Auto-Speed - Azureus BitTyrqnt Plugin |
|It's a hidden file on my Cowon D2+. It doesn't do anything as far as I know, but antivirus says its a threat, but it isn't. |
Summary: 7 users judge ping.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 8 users have already deleted ping.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows
To remove TCP/IP Ping Command 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 the program or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ping.exe (TCP/IP Ping Command) 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 TCP/IP Ping Command. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TCP/IP Ping Command 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 ping.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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