What is DesktopEarth.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the DesktopEarth.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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DesktopEarth.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with DesktopEarth
DesktopEarth.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as DesktopEarth belongs to software DesktopEarth by or Marton Anka.

Description: DesktopEarth.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file DesktopEarth.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (for example C:\Program Files (x86)\DesktopEarth\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 9,087,064 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 761,856 bytes or 8,840,792 bytes. 
DesktopEarth.exe is not a Windows core file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). DesktopEarth.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with DesktopEarth.exe, you can do the following:
  • look for help on the website
  • safely remove the program using the uninstall program of DesktopEarth (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify DesktopEarth.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DesktopEarth.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DesktopEarth.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving DesktopEarth issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DesktopEarth. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the DesktopEarth.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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