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What’s systemreset.exe (System Reset for Windows)? Is it safe or a virus?

Systemreset.exe is a utility program included in Microsoft Windows that allows users to easily reset their computer back to its factory settings.

This can be useful in cases where the system is experiencing problems or errors that are difficult to troubleshoot and resolve. By running systemreset.exe, users can choose to either keep their personal files or remove them, and then the program will reinstall and reset the operating system to its original state. This can help to resolve software issues, remove malware, or simply start fresh with a clean system. Systemreset.exe provides a convenient and straightforward way to perform a system reset without requiring advanced technical knowledge.

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Who makes systemreset.exe (System Reset for Windows)?

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