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What’s BurnAware.exe (BurnAware)? Is it safe or a virus?

BurnAware.exe is a program developed by Burnaware S.L. and is designed to facilitate the burning of various types of files onto CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs.

The software allows users to create data, audio, and video discs, as well as burn disc images and copy discs. It also provides features for erasing rewritable discs and verifying burned data. BurnAware.exe offers a user-friendly interface that enables individuals to easily navigate and utilize its burning capabilities. This tool is beneficial for individuals and businesses looking to create backup copies of important files, share media content, and distribute software or documents on physical discs.

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Who makes BurnAware.exe (BurnAware)?

We’ve found Burnaware S.L. should be the publisher of BurnAware.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 15, 2024

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