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What’s vs_community__ddadd1ae23a443fdb3dcf4845593cdc8.exe (Visual Studio Installer)? Is it safe or a virus?

The vs_community__ddadd1ae23a443fdb3dcf4845593cdc8.exe process is associated with Microsoft's Visual Studio Community software.

This executable file is part of the installation process for the software and is responsible for managing the overall installation and setup of the Visual Studio Community environment. It is essential for the proper functioning of the software and is used to ensure that all necessary files, modules, and configurations are correctly installed on the user's system. The process helps in providing a seamless and efficient installation experience for users who wish to utilize the features and capabilities of the Visual Studio Community software for their development needs.

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the vs_community__ddadd1ae23a443fdb3dcf4845593cdc8.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find vs_community__ddadd1ae23a443fdb3dcf4845593cdc8.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior

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Who makes vs_community__ddadd1ae23a443fdb3dcf4845593cdc8.exe (Visual Studio Installer)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of vs_community__ddadd1ae23a443fdb3dcf4845593cdc8.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 14, 2024

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