Is cleanup.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of cleanup.exe:









File purpose and description:

This is the installation program for the Complete Cleanup disk cleanup program, and is known as a safe program. This is from SoftDD and you may have downloaded the free trial or it may have already been installed on your pc. You can also download this on the softdd.com site. Other programs may attempt to share the same cleanup.exe name, so always check the location to verify it is the same program you are looking for. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
cleanup.exe

File type:
This is a program from SoftDD and is the installation for Complete Cleanup.

File or folder location:
You should do a system search for cleanup.exe since this installation program can be download and placed anywhere you want, there is no default location.


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, cleanup.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of cleanup.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!