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What is infocard.exe?

Infocard.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 infocard.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.

Infocard.exe file information

The process known as Windows CardSpace belongs to software Microsoft .NET Framework or Windows CardSpace by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Infocard.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. infocard.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 881,664 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 864,256 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/infocard.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The infocard.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Windows Communication or Microsoft "Indigo").

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If infocard.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 91% dangerous. The file size is 166,358 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 109,585 bytes and 13 more variants. It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Infocard.exe is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Infocard.exe is able to record inputs, manipulate other programs and monitor applications.

If infocard.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 111,247 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows system file. Infocard.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name infocard.exe, for example Trojan:Win32/Ircbrute or VirTool:Win32/CeeInject.gen!A (detected by Microsoft), and IM-Worm.Win32.Yahos.j or Trojan.Win32.Buzus.czzo (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the infocard.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

Based on internet searches it forms some part of Windows security checking. I get sporadic requests to debug it. In addition it does not appear in add / remove as suggested!
  Will King  
Its part of Microsofts Cardspace Application. To disable it: Start Run services.msc Windows CardSpace Properties Startup type: Disabled.
  andikam   (further information)
It also appeared after installing IE8 along with 45D.exe and randomly starting up MSN when I'm playing games. Advise: Disable because it isn't essential. DON'T get IE8. Keep to 7, Firefox, Safari or whatever. I would classify it as Malware because it simply isn't needed. Technically, there's nothing wrong with it.
  Game Player  
service description: Securely enables the creation, management and disclosure of digital identities
When my cpu is 100% and wont clear, I stop the infocard.exe process. The cpu then clears itself and allows other programs to run. I think it is hiding malware.
Got a message in Windows Live Messenger from my daugther today, which she did not send me. It was an automatic message with some Hahaha (something like that) containing a link. Sho got the same message from others and opened the link. After that a file called infocard.exe has been downloaded into C:\Windows. It was between 80 and 90 kb, it was flagged hidden and system file (meaning you can't see it unless you are choosing to not hide system files). And it was in the registry HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (meaning it starts every time someone log in to the computer).
It can be viral and cause problems with MSN allowing spyware in
I recieved an alert of WORM/ifnocard.exe in my Antivirus,and I had Malware/Spyware on my computer,so I am guessing this was the problem.
infocard.exe may be the cause of the so-called "PHOTO" virus. It sends messeges to all your friends in Instant Messaging applications with some link.
This just suddenly appeared. Even if it is "harmless" it is harmful because I never did anything to install it. I like to keep my system clean and I only want what I install and use to be installed. Thanks Microsoft for "giving"me this "feature" I never wanted.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of infocard.exe: based on 17 votes with 10 user comments.
2 users think infocard.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 5 users think infocard.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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