lantern.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if lantern.exe is on your system, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against potential security problems.
Usually, this application is stored in C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Lantern\lantern.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 1d5a8cf8e9a2da904ae04d7b5076f9c4.
This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.
This executable uses the net to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.
This application runs as a 32-bit program. It does not exploit the full power of current computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.
This exe does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is usually a bad thing.
lantern.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to lantern.exe is valid. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Brave New Software Project, Inc
Certificate's issuer name: Go Daddy Secure Certificate Authority - G2
This program is registered to start when the PC boots. Yes
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is good. si are uninstall.