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

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. pinger.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
Pinger.exe is a file which was most likely on your computer the day you first acquired it. The actual hard drive folder is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related and simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This pinger.exe program file is found on Toshiba computers. If you are using a Toshiba computer, you will find this file in your startup task list and it will always run in the background. This program software will check for regular updates. It does not seem to be a required task, but I do not see any harm with leaving this file on your system. This is considered safe, and is not considered trojan, spyware, or virus related software. Visit pinger.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 pinger.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at: c:\toshiba\ivp\ism\pinger.exe /run


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, pinger.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. pinger.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is pinger.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

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

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    Pinger.exe is a file which was most likely on your computer the day you first acquired it. The actual hard drive folder is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related and simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This pinger.exe program file is found on Toshiba computers. If you are using a Toshiba computer, you will find this file in your startup task list and it will always run in the background. This program software will check for regular updates. It does not seem to be a required task, but I do not see any harm with leaving this file on your system. This is considered safe, and is not considered trojan, spyware, or virus related software. This file will be found at: c:\toshiba\ivp\ism\pinger.exe /run Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.