Is napster.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of napster.exe:









File purpose and description:

napster.exe is a file that you most likely installed yourself, as it would not have arrived already installed on your computer. The actual disk location is also shown below so you can verify the proper file is in the proper folder. Often spyware or virus software attempts to hide itself by using similiar names or changing the location but using the same name, always verify the disk location to make sure it is not spyware or virus related. This napster.exe file is used when playing MP3 files or downloading MP3 music. Napster is a popular music service that has now converted to a music store, and if you installed it then it will appear in your system startup task list. This file is not considered to be spyware, virus, or adware related. (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)
napster.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
This file is found at C:\Program Files\Napster\napster.exe /systray


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, napster.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 napster.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!