spotify.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if spotify.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against threats.
Normally, this application is found in C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is 634859a97475593d7d8de0894d4f2a4a.
This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
This application uses the net to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.
This program runs as a 32-bit program. It can not exploit the entire set of features of modern computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description stored in the file is Spotify.
File version extracted from the file 188.8.131.52.
Company name Spotify Ltd.
Legal copyright notice Copyright (c) 2016, Spotify Ltd.
spotify.exe appears to have visible windows. This means it doesn't operate in some kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly shown to the user.
The machine code of this executable appears to be compressed or obfuscated so it can not be easily analysed.
spotify.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays the large majority of serious programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in spotify.exe is valid. This is excellent.
Digital certificate name: Spotify AB
Certificate's issuer name: DigiCert SHA2 Assured ID Code Signing CA
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.