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

Proton Mail.exe is a software application developed by Proton AG that provides an encrypted email service.

The application allows users to securely send and receive emails with end-to-end encryption, ensuring that the content of the emails is protected from unauthorized access. Proton Mail.exe also offers features such as secure file sharing and self-destructing messages to enhance the security of the communication. Additionally, the software provides a user-friendly interface and is available for various operating systems, making it accessible to a wide range of users who prioritize privacy and security in their email communications.

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Who makes Proton Mail.exe (Proton Mail)?

We’ve found Proton AG should be the publisher of Proton Mail.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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