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

IPVanish.exe is the executable file for the IPVanish VPN software, developed by IPVanish, INC. This software allows users to establish a secure and private internet connection by encrypting their online activity and masking their IP address.

By using IPVanish.exe, users can access geo-restricted content, browse the internet anonymously, and protect their data from hackers and other malicious entities. The software also offers features such as internet kill switch, split tunneling, and automatic IP switching for added security and flexibility.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes IPVanish.exe (IPVanish)?

We’ve found IPVanish, INC should be the publisher of IPVanish.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.

Is IPVanish.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the IPVanish.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find IPVanish.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 7, 2024

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