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Program info

Estimated safety rating


boinc.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus. So, if boinc.exe is on your PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, it is still recommended to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\BOINC\boinc.exe

Normally, this application is found in C:\Program Files\BOINC\boinc.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is b85db9a0167fbb13758b653689428e3f.

Is running as a service


This application is NOT a Windows service. This is very good.

Accepts incoming connections


boinc.exe appears to act as a net server. This means other computers can create connections to it. This is sometimes ok, but in some situations it can create a security breach. We advise evaluating this carefully.

Accesses the internet


This program uses the net to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for updates. For this, Internet communications are required.

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This application can put to good use the full power of a modern PC cpu.

File description

 BOINC client

The description present in the program is BOINC client.

File version


File version extracted from the file 7.6.22.


 Space Sciences Laboratory

Producer Space Sciences Laboratory.


 © 2003-2013 University of California

Copyright notice © 2003-2013 University of California.

Has valid windows


This exe does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is most likely a bad sign.

Digitally signed


boinc.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most serious programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in boinc.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.

Certifier email

The name of the company or individual signing this is:

Certifier name

 University of California, Berkeley

Digitally signed by: University of California, Berkeley

Issuer name

 COMODO RSA Code Signing CA

Certificate's issuer name: COMODO RSA Code Signing CA

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.