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What’s hola_cr.exe (Hola)? Is it safe or a virus?

Hola_cr.exe is an executable file associated with Hola VPN LTD, a virtual private network service provider.

This file is responsible for managing and running the Hola VPN client application on a user's computer. Hola VPN allows users to access blocked websites and content, as well as protect their online privacy and security by encrypting their internet connection. The hola_cr.exe file helps facilitate the secure and private connection between the user's device and the VPN server, ensuring that the user can browse the internet anonymously and access geo-restricted content.

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Who makes hola_cr.exe (Hola)?

We’ve found HOLA VPN LTD should be the publisher of hola_cr.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 27, 2024

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