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

Vulkaninfo.exe is a program developed by Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher that provides information about the installed Vulkan driver and its capabilities.

Vulkan is a low-overhead, cross-platform 3D graphics and compute API that is designed to provide high-performance graphics on a variety of platforms. The vulkaninfo.exe program allows users to gather detailed information about their Vulkan driver, including supported features, extensions, and device properties.

This can be helpful for developers and users to ensure that their system is capable of running Vulkan-based applications and games, and to troubleshoot any compatibility issues they may encounter.

Live long and prosper Windows fans.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes vulkaninfo.exe (vulkaninfo)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher should be the publisher of vulkaninfo.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 vulkaninfo.exe safe or a virus?

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

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