What does the tracert.exe file do?
The tracert.exe process is also known as TCP/IP Traceroute Command and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of tracert.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- TCP/IP Traceroute Command has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- TCP/IP Traceroute Command 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)
- tracert.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module tracert.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about tracert.exe TCP/IP Traceroute Command
tracert.exe is part of Windows. The file tracert.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 12,288 bytes (83% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 15,360 bytes.
The Windows operating system requires this file. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. Tracert.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 11% 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 tracert.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 tracert?
|tracert.exe is belongs to a tool that maps the route a packet takes from the local machine to a remote destination and part of Windows. |
Summary: One user judges tracert.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program
To remove TCP/IP Traceroute Command 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 the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if tracert.exe (TCP/IP Traceroute Command) 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 TCP/IP Traceroute Command. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TCP/IP Traceroute Command 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 tracert.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.