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What’s iscsicli.exe (iSCSI Discovery tool)? Is it safe or a virus?

The iscsicli.exe is a command-line tool used in Microsoft Windows to manage iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) connections and sessions.

iSCSI allows for the connection of storage devices over a network, providing a way to access storage devices like hard drives and tape drives from remote servers. The iscsicli.exe tool allows users to create, manage, and delete iSCSI connections and sessions, as well as query iSCSI properties and send iSCSI commands. It is useful for system administrators and users who need to manage iSCSI connections and storage devices in a Windows environment.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes iscsicli.exe (iSCSI Discovery tool)?

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

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

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