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Program info

Estimated safety rating


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.

Executable file path


This application is usually found on disk in C:\Users\UserName\Desktop\SysinternalsSuite\Desktops.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 1b389656d41d458413fb9e09f42105f5.

Is running as a service


This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Is a 32 bit executable file


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.

File description

 Sysinternals Desktops

The description extracted from the file is Sysinternals Desktops.

File version


File version extracted from the file 2.0.


 Sysinternals -

Author Sysinternals -


 Copyright (C) 2008-2012 Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell

Copyright notice Copyright (C) 2008-2012 Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell.

Has valid windows


This executable does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is usually a bad thing.

Potentially dangerous functions


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.

Digitally signed


desktops.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of clean software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to desktops.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Corporation

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Corporation

Issuer name

 Microsoft Code Signing PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA

Can be uninstalled


This application does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.