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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
Sidebar.exe is a program most likely was already installed on your computer since the day your purchased. Always double check the disk location, as that will help verify if it is spyware or virus related, or if it is installed in the proper disk location. The disk location is shown below. This program is part of the Microsoft gadgets and gadget software, and its always found on Vista. A new computer with Vista will have this in the startup. You can terminate it if you want, but you will see your gadgets and software bar disappear. This file is considered safe and is not spyware or virus related. Visit sidebar.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 sidebar.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at "C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun


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

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

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