What is stub.exe?
Stub.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 stub.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.
Stub.exe file information
The process known as Conduit or Client Installer or Setup Stub belongs to software AVG Download Manager or Install ToolBox SDK or 180solutions Client Installer by Conduit (www.conduit.com) or AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (www.freeavg.com) or 180solutions (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zango_(company)) or Symantec (www.symantec.com) or AVG Technologies (www.freeavg.com).
Description: Stub.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. stub.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 459,264 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,021,208 bytes, 959,768 bytes, 534,120 bytes or 144,384 bytes.
Stub.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. Stub.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Stub.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If stub.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 81,736 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 88,880 bytes or 88,768 bytes.
It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file.
Stub.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs.
The software publisher Conduit provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->Conduit Ltd.).
If stub.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 71,864 bytes. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows system file.
If stub.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 82,104 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as stub.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the stub.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.
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