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What’s ADInsight64.exe (Active directory LDAP monitor)? Is it safe or a virus?

ADInsight64.exe is a tool provided by Microsoft Corporation for real-time monitoring and analysis of Windows Active Directory events.

It allows IT professionals and system administrators to track and troubleshoot Active Directory activities such user logins, account changes, and group policy modifications. The tool provides detailed insight into the interactions between domain controllers and client systems, helping to identify and address potential security issues, configuration problems, and performance bottlenecks. With its graphical user interface and powerful data visualization capabilities, ADInsight64.exe makes it easier for IT professionals to understand and interpret the complex log data generated by Active Directory, ultimately helping to improve the overall management and security of the network environment.

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Who makes ADInsight64.exe (Active directory LDAP monitor)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of ADInsight64.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.

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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 9, 2024

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