desktops.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if desktops.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to use a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend yourself against viruses and malware.
This application is usually found on disk in C:\Users\UserName\Desktop\SysinternalsSuite\Desktops.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is 1b389656d41d458413fb9e09f42105f5.
This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
This exe runs as a 32-bit program. It can not exploit the entire power of nowadays' computer processors. This ordinarily happens because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description extracted from the file is Sysinternals Desktops.
File version extracted from the file 2.0.
Author Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com.
Copyright notice Copyright (C) 2008-2012 Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell.
This executable does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is usually a bad thing.
Some dangerous features of Windows have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.
desktops.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to desktops.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Corporation
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA
This application does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.