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What does the procexp.exe file do?

The procexp.exe process is also known as Sysinternals Process Explorer and is a part of Process Explorer or, as the case may be, Sysinternals Utilities. This software is produced by Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals) or, as the case may be, Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of procexp.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 procexp.exe Sysinternals Process Explorer

procexp.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Procexp.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,925,760 bytes (18% of all these files), 2,508,440 bytes as well as 14 other variants.
The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Procexp.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Procexp.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 36% 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 procexp.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 procexp?

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Summary: 15 users judge procexp.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted procexp.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Process Explorer or Sysinternals Utilities

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To remove Sysinternals Process Explorer from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Process Explorer or Sysinternals Utilities in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if procexp.exe (Sysinternals Process Explorer) 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 Sysinternals Process Explorer. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Sysinternals Process Explorer 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 procexp.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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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