What does the Receiver.exe file do?
The Receiver.exe process is also known as Citrix Receiver Application and is a part of Citrix Receiver Inside or, as the case may be, TVeam. This software is produced by Citrix Systems (www.citrix.com). An obsolete or defective version of Receiver.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Citrix Receiver Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Citrix Receiver Application 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)
- Receiver.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Receiver.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Receiver.exe Citrix Receiver Application
Receiver.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Receiver.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,374,112 bytes (28% of all these files), 1,144,704 bytes, 225,280 bytes, 1,505,608 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,481,200 bytes.
Receiver.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. Receiver.exe has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This Receiver program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. Receiver.exe is capable of monitor other applications as well as record keystrokes. For this reason, 18% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A Receiver.exe file has a 78% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 1,534,997 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,466,389 bytes. The file does not supply any version information or other description. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It does not come from Microsoft and 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 Receiver.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 Receiver?
|Citrix software facilitating access to cloud-based data and applications. Loads at startup; safe to cancel via Windows Task Manager if you're not running Citix apps. (further information...) |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Citrix Receiver Inside or TVeam
To remove Citrix Receiver Application 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 Citrix Receiver Inside or TVeam in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Receiver.exe (Citrix Receiver Application) 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 Citrix Receiver Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Citrix Receiver Application 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 Receiver.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.