What is Onetouch.exe

MaxtorOneTouch - Maxtor OneTouch II - Maxtor Corporation

File description

Onetouch.exe with description MaxtorOneTouch is a process file from company Maxtor Corporation belonging to product Maxtor OneTouch II.
The file is not digitally signed.

What is onetouch.exe?
This is the Maxtor OneTouch Detection Service. Its purpose is to facilitate the functionality of the backup button on Maxtor OneTouch external hard drives. It is included with all OneTouch hard drives.

This process is not essential to the proper operation of the system and is safe to terminate. By terminating it, however, you will not be able to make use of the One Touch feature of the hard drive. If you wish to disable this process permanently, you should uninstall the OneTouch software.

Dangers of onetouch
As this is a relatively common process that exists on most systems with a Maxtor OneTouch external hard drive, it is possible for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name but be stored somewhere other than in %ProgramFiles%\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to it but with slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, Trojans, or adware applications that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for the presence of this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There is typically only one instance of this process running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection. Furthermore, if you see this process and you do not have a Maxtor OneTouch hard drive, it is likely that your system is infected with malware.

Common problems
  • This process causes a blue screen of death
    • This is known to occur in some cases. Uninstall your OneTouch software and then download and install the latest version from Maxtor's website.
    • It is possible that this is caused by a faulty external hard drive. Try using it on another computer to see if the same problem happens.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
002 Autorun registry entries local machine
003 Autorun registry entries Current User
004 All users startup startmenu
007 Roaming Start Menu\Programs\Startup
073 %windir%\Tasks

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1 files (Safe and not signed)
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