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What’s SystemPropertiesHardware.exe (Hardware Settings)? Is it safe or a virus?

SystemPropertiesHardware.exe is a file associated with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

It's related to the System Properties feature, which allows users to view and modify hardware settings and configurations on their computer. When you run SystemPropertiesHardware.exe, it opens the Hardware tab within the System Properties window, where you can access information about your computer's hardware, such as device manager, device installation settings, and driver settings. This tool provides users with the ability to manage and configure hardware-related settings to optimize their computer's performance and troubleshoot any hardware issues that may arise.

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Who makes SystemPropertiesHardware.exe (Hardware Settings)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of SystemPropertiesHardware.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 9, 2024

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