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Program info

Estimated safety rating


charles.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus. So, if charles.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to run a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against potential security problems.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Charles\Charles.exe

Normally, this application is stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\Charles\Charles.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this program is d5898e4ddaee686a9c76c9e42babd16d.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This application runs as a 32-bit program. It can not use the full set of features of modern PC CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Charles Web Debugging Proxy

The description stored in the exe is Charles Web Debugging Proxy.

File version


File version 3.11.4.


 XK72 Ltd

Maker XK72 Ltd.


 2002-2015 XK72 Ltd

Intellectual property rights notice 2002-2015 XK72 Ltd.

Has valid windows


charles.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This is good because it doesn't work in a kind of invisible mode. Its activity is clearly shown to the user.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some dangerous functions of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed


A digital certificate is missing from this program. The maker did not sign it. This is usually bad.

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have an uninstall command set up in registry.