What does the Policies.exe file do?
The Policies.exe process is also known as Policies and is a part of Policies. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of Policies.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Policies has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Policies 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)
- Policies.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Policies.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Policies.exe Policies
Policies.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file Policies.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 3,584 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 43,520 bytes.
The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. There is no internal description of the file. For this reason, 72% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A Policies.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 13,824 bytes. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The Policies file is not part of the Windows operating system. 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. Policies.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.
- A Policies.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 14,848 bytes. The Policies file is not part of the Windows operating system. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. Policies.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 Policies.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 Policies?
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 Policies
To remove Policies 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 Policies in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Policies.exe (Policies) 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 Policies. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Policies 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 Policies.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.