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What is usb.exe?

Usb.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 usb.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.

Usb.exe file information

The process known as USB EXE belongs to software Hewlett-Packard Company USB EXE by Hewlett-Packard Company (www.hp.com).

Description: Usb.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. usb.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 102,400 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/usb.exe.html 
The usb.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Usb.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If usb.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 220,863 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Usb.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows core file.

If usb.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 36,352 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Usb.exe is not a Windows core file.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Usb": HP related - not sure whether it's required

Important: Some malware also uses the file name usb.exe, for example Trojan.Zbot or W32.Spybot.Worm (detected by Symantec), and TROJ_MEREDROP.DR or WORM_SPYBOT.AMO (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the usb.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

Most probably a malware
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Summary: Average user rating of usb.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
One user suspects danger.

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