What does the Spotify.exe file do?
The Spotify.exe process is also known as Spotify and is a part of Spotify. This software is produced by Spotify. An obsolete or defective version of Spotify.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Spotify has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Spotify 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)
- Spotify.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Spotify.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Spotify.exe Spotify
Spotify.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Spotify.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 7,736,128 bytes (23% of all these files), 8,281,920 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Spotify.exe is capable of monitor other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A Spotify.exe file has a 23% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 6,754,928 bytes (25% of all these files), 4,640,768 bytes, 2,606,416 bytes or, as the case may be, 4,209,504 bytes. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. Spotify.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Spotify.exe is capable of track other applications as well as interpret keystrokes.
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 Spotify.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 Spotify?
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 Spotify
To remove Spotify from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Spotify in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Spotify.exe (Spotify) 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 Spotify. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Spotify 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 Spotify.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.