What does the server.exe file do?
The server.exe process is also known as Virage or, as the case may be, IExpress Setup and is a part of Virage or, as the case may be, Game Jackal. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or, as the case may be, SlySoft (www.slysoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of server.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Virage has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Virage 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)
- server.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module server.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about server.exe Virage
server.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Server.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 24,064 bytes (23% of all these files), 418,816 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file does not supply any version information or other description. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run, User Shell Folders, Winlogon\Shell, MACHINE\RunOnce). The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Server.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes, monitor other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 68% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A server.exe file has a 31% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 902,952 bytes (11% of all these files), 756,417 bytes as well as 7 other variants.
It 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.
Server.exe is capable of track other applications, log keyboard entries, send data out to the Internet as well as modify other Windows tasks.
- A server.exe file has a 83% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 21,504 bytes (33% of all these files), 431,334 bytes, 418,816 bytes, 281,600 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,311,376 bytes. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\RunOnce, Winlogon\Shell, User Shell Folders). Server.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. Server.exe is capable of supervise programs, interpret keystrokes as well as modify other Windows tasks.
- A server.exe file has a 85% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the Windows Temp directory. In this case, the file size is usually 24,064 bytes (33% of all these files), 477,696 bytes or, as the case may be, 957,440 bytes.
- A server.exe file has a 74% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 270,344 bytes.
- A server.exe file has a 90% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 291,840 bytes.
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 server.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 server?
|Belongs to caeser ftp. Client runs in background |
|Belongs to CesarFTP |
|Used by the Konfuze MMORPG engine. Defenetly not dangerous in any way. can be easily shutdown... |
|Pinnacle Systems |
|Used in Pinnacle PCTV, to remember and easily load all teletext pages |
Summary: 9 users judge server.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. However, 6 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 12 users have already deleted server.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Virage or Game Jackal
To remove Virage 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 Virage or Game Jackal in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if server.exe (Virage) 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 Virage. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Virage 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 server.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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