What is pinger.exe? Is pinger.exe spyware or a virus?

How to fix pinger.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your pinger process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair pinger.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware

Process name: TOSHIBA Pinger or Toshiba Pinger or pinger.exe file

Product: Software Upgrades or TOSHIBA Software Upgrades or Toshiba Software Upgrades

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: TOSHIBA (toshiba.com) or TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC (toshiba.com) or Toshiba (toshiba.com)

File: pinger.exe


pinger.exe is installed and used on laptops from Toshiba. This program regularly checks for software updates for any software installed by Toshiba. If you do not wish to make use of this auto-check software, you may safely stop and remove it from your computer.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/pinger.exe.html 

If you want a detailed security rating about your pinger.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of 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!


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of pinger.exe: based on 19 votes. Read also the 16 reviews.

452 users ask for this file. 12 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 3 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as little bit dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about pinger.exe:
Checks for updates for Toshiba software (came with the laptop)  See also: Link   Arik
it belongs to squid proxy server for NT   thk
pinger.exe is a task from Toshiba which regularly checks for software updates. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.  
My firewall finds it and requests access permission   Karyl
Is a service which runs to check Toshiba's website for updates. Not required to run, but should not be disabled unless known to be causing problems. Can only help your computer.   Tim
Came with Toshiba laptop   SDM
seems to be causing problems on my computer/ when deleted all problems seem to have gone away   Susan Macdonald
Came with my Toshiba   bab
Task manager   dd
Is part of my Toshiba software update program that came with my laptop.   SilentBob
I have a problem with this file,how do I delete it?it jammed and overloaded my laptop once I started windows.   Steve
It creates problems when trying to connect to Corporate VPNs using Cisco VPN Client software. Our solution was to disable pinger in startup   Helpdesk Technical Support
not necessary. it occasionally looks to toshiba's site for updates and lets you know if there are any. however, as microsoft has taught us over and over again, the latest updates aren't always good for your computer. i would disable it personally and manually check for updates on toshiba.com if you have any computer problems.   Mike Chambers
Kill it if you do your own updates.   Elemental Mojo
Installed fresh copy of Win Vista / Pinger was present on this virgin copy of Windows before accessing the www  See also: Link   KBurch
starts up at logon, will run and drop out of processes when done. pretty quick, occasionally locks up with VPN and secure clients, best to disable when using them.  See also: Link   Tonio

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