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What’s NativeMessagingEXE.exe (Foxit PDF Editor Creator: Browser Plugin Proxy)? Is it safe or a virus?

NativeMessagingEXE.exe is a process associated with Foxit Reader, a popular PDF reader developed by Foxit Software Inc.

This executable file is responsible for handling native messaging communication between the Foxit Reader application and external applications or web extensions. It allows the Foxit Reader to interact with other software or web services, enabling seamless integration and enhanced functionality. NativeMessagingEXE.exe facilitates the exchange of messages and data in a secure and efficient manner, providing users with a smoother and more versatile experience when using Foxit Reader in conjunction with other programs or browser extensions.

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Who makes NativeMessagingEXE.exe (Foxit PDF Editor Creator: Browser Plugin Proxy)?

We’ve found FOXIT SOFTWARE INC. should be the publisher of NativeMessagingEXE.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 21, 2024

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