What does the TmProxy.exe file do?
The TmProxy.exe process is also known as Trend Micro Proxy Service or, as the case may be, Manages the Trend Micro proxy and is a part of Trend Micro Network Security Components or, as the case may be, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security. This software is produced by Trend Micro (www.trendmicro.com). An obsolete or defective version of TmProxy.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Trend Micro Proxy service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Trend Micro Proxy service 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)
- TmProxy.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module TmProxy.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about TmProxy.exe Trend Micro Proxy service
TmProxy.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file TmProxy.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 689,416 bytes (25% of all these files), 689,680 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
It is the service "TmProxy".
This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This TmProxy.exe process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. TmProxy.exe is capable of hides its presence from system tools as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 31% 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 TmProxy.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 TmProxy?
|Scans email and checks for network viruses in the Trend Micro Internet Security Suite. More info at link. Scroll down. (further information...) |
|Part of PC-Cillins Internet Security |
|Part of commercial anti-virus program (further information...) |
|it is part of Trend Pc-cillin |
|Its affiliated with trend micro. its for teh better. except its a hugh resource hog!! how can i fix this?! |
Summary: 41 users judge TmProxy.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted TmProxy.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Trend Micro Network Security Components or Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security
To remove Trend Micro Proxy service 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 Trend Micro Network Security Components or Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if TmProxy.exe (Trend Micro Proxy service) 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 Trend Micro Proxy service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Trend Micro Proxy service 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 TmProxy.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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