promoutil.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if promoutil.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.
Usually, the default name and directory where this program is stored is
C:\Program Files\360\Total Security\PromoUtil.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is 356eef5f548e643b0026757cc8d9706a.
This program is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is good.
This executable uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for updates. For this, Internet communications are required.
This program runs as a 32-bit program. It does not exploit the entire power of nowadays' PC CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the publishers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description stored in the program is Promotion Utility Application.
File version 8, 6, 0, 1010.
Legal copyright notice (C)Qihu 360 Software Co., Ltd. All rights reserved..
Some unusual functions of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We advise you to read more about this program.
promoutil.exe is digitally signed. Today most legit software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to promoutil.exe is valid. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: QIHU 360 SOFTWARE CO. LIMITED
Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
It has an uninstall routine, which is good. si are uninstall.