What is desktop.ini? Is desktop.ini spyware or a virus?
How to fix desktop.ini related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your desktop process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair desktop.ini related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware
Process name: Windows customizing folders file
Desktop.ini is a Windows system file that stores information about customized folders. You can customize folder background, change icon or thumbnail image to a folder and create infotip by creating a Desktop.ini file for that folder.
Desktop.ini is a hidden file. It means that you could see it in windows file manager only if you checked 'Show hidden files and folders' in Folder Options.
Desktop.ini can be deleted, but any view customizations related to the folder containing the file in question, will be reset to the system-wide default.
Get more detailed information about desktop.ini and all other running background processes with Security Task Manager.
Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!
Average user rating of desktop.ini: based on 10 votes. Read also the 6 reviews.
335 users ask for this file. 7 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").
More process information
Is desktop.ini spyware or a virus, trojans, adware or worm? Is there a known desktop.ini error?
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