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What’s Receiver.exe (PPI Receiver App)? Is it safe or a virus?

Receiver.exe is a software component in the Microsoft Windows operating system that acts as a receiver for PPI devices.

Perceptive Pixel (PPI) devices by Microsoft represent a cutting-edge category of interactive multi-touch displays designed to enhance collaboration, presentation, and analysis in various settings, including corporate boardrooms, broadcast studios, and educational institutions. PPI technology is notable for its ability to detect and process simultaneous touch inputs from multiple users, making it an ideal tool for group discussions, brainstorming sessions, and interactive presentations.

These devices are equipped with large, high-resolution screens that can range from tabletop sizes to wall-mounted displays, allowing for a wide array of uses—from detailed map analysis and architectural design reviews to interactive learning and dynamic business presentations. The intuitive interface of PPI devices, combined with Microsoft's software ecosystem, enables seamless integration with other Microsoft products and services, ensuring a smooth and efficient workflow.

The integration of PPI technology into a PC setup involves various graphics card connections to support the high-resolution, multi-touch display. Connecting a PC to a PPI device allows users to extend or mirror their desktop, providing a larger canvas for interaction and collaboration. This setup enhances the visual communication of ideas, making complex data more accessible and engaging.

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Who makes Receiver.exe (PPI Receiver App)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of Receiver.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 13, 2024

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