What is the "ping.exe" ?

Our database contains 250 different files for filename ping.exe . You can also check most distributed file variants with name ping.exe. This files most often belongs to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. and were most often developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This files most often have description TCP/IP Ping Command. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 4 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process ping.exe.

ping.exe Process

File details of most used file with name "ping.exe"

Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Microsoft Corporation
TCP/IP Ping Command
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Operating System:
Windows 7
High oc2

Is the Process "ping.exe" Safe or Threat ?

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100% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
33% of reviewed files are marked as System file.
Latest new variant of the file with name "ping.exe" was discovered 2657 days ago. Our database contains 48 variants of the file "ping.exe" with final rating Safe and zero variants with final rating Threat . Final ratings are based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
Filename "ping.exe" is used by Microsoft Windows System files. Many threats uses filenames of System Processes to camouflage itself. You should consider suspected any file which uses system filename and is not stored in system directory or has invalid file version information. Correct system file contains full file version information from Microsoft.

User Reviews of the "ping.exe"

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Reviews for all files with name "ping.exe"

  • SAFErating from user C_Denninger for file C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ping.exe (Variant: 40797352)

    Standard MS-DOS / Windows command. This command is used to check IP addresses, servers etcetera from a command-prompt. Use PING /? for available options.

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\PING.EXE (Variant: 524519)

    "The ping utility is a diagnostic tool that you can use to test TCP/IP configurations and connections. It is useful to determine whether a particular TCP/IP host can be reached and is available." More info e.g. on http://www.techexams.net/technotes/networkplus/tcpiputils.shtml

  • SAFErating from user crawnaero for file C:\Windows\System32\ping.exe (Variant: 62468)

    TCP/IP Ping Command