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

what is pinger.exe?
Purpose of pinger.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: 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


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

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

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