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What is Communicator.exe?

Communicator.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Communicator.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Communicator.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft Office Communicator (version 2005, 2007 R2, 2007) or RocketLife or Microsoft Lync (version 2010) belongs to software Microsoft Office Communicator (version 2007 R2) or Microsoft Lync (version 2010) or HP Photo Creations or PrintProjects by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Visan Industries.

Description: Communicator.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Communicator.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 4,167,376 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 2,028,032 bytes and 10 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/communicator.exe.html 
The file has a digital signature. The Communicator.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Communicator.exe is able to record inputs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You could completely remove Microsoft Office Communicator or HP Photo Creations (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

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If Communicator.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 186,576 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. Communicator.exe is able to record inputs.
The software publisher HP provides direct support (www.hp.com/support). You could completely remove HP Photo Creations (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Communicator.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Communicator.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Microsoft Office Communicator
Part of Microsoft Office Communicator, which is an integrated communications client that allows information workers to communicate in real time using a range of different communication options, including instant messaging (IM), voice, and video

Summary: Average user rating of Communicator.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments.
One user thinks Communicator.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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