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What’s GenValObj.exe (Microsoft Software Protection Platform Admin Object)? Is it safe or a virus?

GenValObj.exe is a command line tool developed by Microsoft Windows that is used to generate validation objects for database projects. It is part of the Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals and helps developers to create validation objects such as check constraints and default constraints for their database projects.

This tool allows developers to define and enforce rules and standards for their databases, ensuring data integrity and consistency. GenValObj.exe helps to streamline the development process by automating the generation of these validation objects, improving the efficiency and quality of database projects.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes GenValObj.exe (Microsoft Software Protection Platform Admin Object)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of GenValObj.exe.

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Is GenValObj.exe safe or a virus?

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

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find GenValObj.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 5, 2024

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