What does the stunnel-4.10.exe file do?
The author of the stunnel-4.10.exe process cannot be determined with certainty. An obsolete or defective version of stunnel-4.10.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- stunnel-4.10.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- stunnel-4.10.exe 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)
- stunnel-4.10.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module stunnel-4.10.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about stunnel-4.10.exe stunnel-4.10.exe
stunnel-4.10.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file stunnel-4.10.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\.
The file size is 73,216 bytes.
There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The stunnel-4 file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 63% 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 stunnel-4.10.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 stunnel-4?
|Stunnel was installed along with the software for my GE eKey USB cradle (for Realtor lock boxes) |
|stunnel is a program to create Secure TUNNELs for some applications that have no encryption themselves (telnet or ftp for example) to communicate across a network with encryption. It's free, so some hardware/software vendors use it rather than develop an encryption algorythm themselves. It is not dangerous in any way, and is likely necessary for something installed to encrypt communication. (Provided of course it is the legitimate 'stunnel' exe, but I've never heard of this exe being hijacked, so it almost certainly is.) (further information...) |
|Supra Key USB Cradle updating software (Realtor Key Box) |
Summary: 2 users judge stunnel-4.10.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove stunnel-4.10.exe 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 stunnel-4.10.exe (stunnel-4.10.exe) 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 stunnel-4.10.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for stunnel-4.10.exe 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 stunnel-4.10.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.