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What’s notmyfault.exe (Driver Bug Test Program)? Is it safe or a virus?

Notmyfault.exe is a tool developed by Microsoft Corporation for system testing and troubleshooting purposes.

It generates various types of Windows crashes, such as kernel faults, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL errors, page faults, stack overflows, and more. This can help developers and IT professionals simulate specific system errors and observe how the system responds, enabling them to diagnose and resolve issues more effectively. Notmyfault.exe is commonly used to test the stability and reliability of hardware, device drivers, and software applications, making it a valuable tool for ensuring the robustness of a system. Using this tool can aid in identifying and fixing potential vulnerabilities or weaknesses in a system.

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Who makes notmyfault.exe (Driver Bug Test Program)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of notmyfault.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 12, 2024

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