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What’s procexp64.exe (Sysinternals Process Explorer)? Is it safe or a virus?

Procexp64.exe (Sysinternals Process Explorer) is a system program developed by Microsoft itself for Windows. It's a part of the Sysinternals Suite and is used for the monitoring and troubleshooting of Windows processes and services.

The software provides a detailed view of processes, DLLs, network connections, and more. It allows users to identify and stop unwanted or malicious processes, and also provides in-depth information about system resource usage, helping users troubleshoot performance issues.

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Who makes procexp64.exe (Sysinternals Process Explorer)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of procexp64.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: February 15, 2024

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