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What’s tttracer.exe (Time Travel Debugging Tracer Tool)? Is it safe or a virus?

tttracer.exe is a tool developed by Microsoft Windows with the purpose of enabling Time Travel Debugging (TTD). This tool allows developers to record and replay events in their code, providing them with a way to step backwards and forwards through the execution of their program. This can be incredibly valuable for identifying and understanding the root causes of bugs or errors, as well as for gaining insights into the behavior of their code over time.

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Who makes tttracer.exe (Time Travel Debugging Tracer Tool)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of tttracer.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: May 12, 2024

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