What does the Stub.exe file do?
The Stub.exe process is also known as Conduit and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by Conduit (www.conduit.com). An obsolete or defective version of Stub.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Conduit has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Conduit 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)
- Stub.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Stub.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Stub.exe Conduit
Stub.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Stub.exe is found in in a subdirectory of the Windows Temp folder.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 81,736 bytes (57% of all these files), 88,880 bytes or, as the case may be, 88,768 bytes.
The Stub file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The Stub file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The Stub file is not part of the Windows operating system. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual Stub.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as record keystrokes. For this reason, 32% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A Stub.exe file has a 36% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 90,112 bytes. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. The file does not supply any version information or other description. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). The Stub file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
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 Stub.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 Stub?
|Only appears in my process list when installing or downloading files for AVG upon ending this process avg_avwt_stb_all_8_22.exe will also be exited and stop a download necessary to install AVG anti virus |
|installer for Paperport for scanners. Install shield software corporation |
|I have no idea how I got this but it sems to keep me from opening my internet browser and it also slows down my online downloads(Torrent) |
|AVG Download Manager |
|It has came up while installing AVG, Once termianted so was the installation. |
Summary: 3 users judge Stub.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted Stub.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove Conduit 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 unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Stub.exe (Conduit) 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 Conduit. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Conduit 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 Stub.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.