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Tree.com by Microsoft Windows is a command-line utility that allows users to display a graphical representation of the folder structure on their computer.
This tool can help users visualize the organization of their files and folders, making it easier to navigate and manage their data. By using the tree command, users can see a hierarchical view of their directory structure, including subfolders and files.
This can be particularly useful for users who need to organize and categorize a large amount of data, making it easier to find and access specific files within their storage system.
(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)
We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of tree.com.
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.
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.
Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the tree.com process is safe or malware.
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