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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
ping.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 ping.exe program file is found as part of your Windows system and it is a utility program. This normally will not be in your system startup, as there is no reason for this to run all the time. This is used to ping against certain websites, as you can "ping" a website to test the response from the site. This is considered safe, and is not considered trojan, spyware, or virus related software. Visit ping.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 ping.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ping.exe

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

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

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