What is the "regedit.exe" ?

Our database contains 453 different files for filename regedit.exe . You can also check most distributed file variants with name regedit.exe. This files most often belongs to product Betriebssystem Microsoft® Windows®. and were most often developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This files most often have description Registrierungs-Editor. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 3 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process regedit.exe.

In all cases the file with this name should be the famous Windows Registry Editor - this executable is used for editing the MS Windows registry, enabling the user to find any key, change, delete, or insert new registry keys etc. As Wikipedia says :

"The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains settings for low-level operating system components and for applications running on the platform that have opted to use the registry. The kernel, device drivers, services, SAM, user interface and third party applications can all make use of the registry. The registry also provides a means to access counters for profiling system performance."

More info for the registry and the Registry Editor can be found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regedit#Editing

regedit.exe Process

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

Product:
Betriebssystem Microsoft® Windows®
Company:
Microsoft Corporation
Description:
Registrierungs-Editor
Version:
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:
2e2c937846a0b8789e5e91739284d17a
SHA1:
f48138dc476e040b8a9925c7d2650b706178e863
SHA256:
a98e39f727cfe54c38f71c8aa7b4e8d330dd50773ad42e9e1f190b8716828f30
Size:
427008
Directory:
C:\Windows
Operating System:
Windows 7
Occurence:
High oc2

Is the Process "regedit.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 "regedit.exe" was discovered 3165 days ago. Our database contains 77 variants of the file "regedit.exe" with final rating Safe and 4 variants with final rating Threat . Final ratings are based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
Filename "regedit.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 "regedit.exe"

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Reviews for all files with name "regedit.exe"

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\SysWOW64\regedit.exe (Variant: 680357)

    In all cases the file with this name should be the famous Windows Registry Editor - this executable is used for editing the MS Windows registry, enabling the user to find any key, change, delete, or insert new registry keys etc.

  • SAFErating from user qwertpol for file C:\Windows\regedit.exe

  • SAFErating from user demerzal for file C:\Windows\regedit.exe (Variant: 479580)

    Microsoft's Registry Editor