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What’s gpresult.exe (Query Group Policy RSOP Data)? Is it safe or a virus?

Gpresult.exe is a command-line utility provided by Microsoft Windows that allows users to view the resulting Group Policy settings on a computer or user account. When the command is executed, it collects and displays information about the applied group policies, including the organizational units, security groups, and settings that are being enforced.

This information can be helpful for troubleshooting and verifying that the correct group policies are being applied to a particular user or computer. Gpresult.exe can also generate reports that provide detailed information about the group policy settings that are currently in effect, helping IT administrators to manage and troubleshoot group policy configurations.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes gpresult.exe (Query Group Policy RSOP Data)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of gpresult.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 gpresult.exe safe or a virus?

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

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find gpresult.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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