ntoskrnl.exe - Is ntoskrnl.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is ntoskrnl.exe?
Purpose of ntoskrnl.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: ntoskrnl.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
ntoskrnl.exe is a program which would have arrived on your computer without you ever knowing it. The exact disk location where it should be stored on your computer is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware or virus related, as many virus programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. Always check the proper disk location of your programs if you are concerned that they may be spyware or malware. This will show as "system and compressed memory" in your tasklist. This program is from the Microsoft and this ntoskrnl.exe software may appear at times in your tasklist. This is part of the Windows kernel software and the original filename was ntkmlmp.exe but is now changed to ntoskrnl.exe. This file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related. Visit ntoskrnl.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the ntoskrnl.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This ntoskrnl.exe software will be found at C:\Windows\System32\ntoskrnl.exe


  • Is ntoskrnl.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is ntoskrnl.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove ntoskrnl.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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