promoutil.exe is a program which is probably legit. So, if promoutil.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend yourself against viruses and malware.
This program is usually stored in C:\Program Files\360\Total Security\PromoUtil.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is 06da7a50810b7770bfc3525495368f2f.
This application does NOT run as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.
This program uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.
This exe runs as a 32-bit program. It does not benefit of the full power of nowadays' computer processors. This ordinarily happens because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description extracted from the exe is Promotion Utility Application.
File version 8, 6, 0, 1054.
Publisher Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd..
Legal copyright (C) Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., All rights reserved..
Some dangerous features of Windows have been used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We advise you to perform more in-depth research about this program.
promoutil.exe is digitally signed. Today most serious programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in promoutil.exe is valid. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: QIHU 360 SOFTWARE CO. LIMITED
Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
It has an uninstall routine, which is good. si are uninstall.