What is Tmproxy.exe

Trend Micro Proxy Service - Trend Micro Network Security Components - Trend Micro Inc.

File description

Tmproxy.exe with description Trend Micro Proxy Service is a process file from company Trend Micro Inc. belonging to product Trend Micro Network Security Components.
The file is digitally signed from Trend Micro, Inc. - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
We do not recommend removing digitally signed files from Trend Micro, Inc.

What is TmProxy.exe?
This is the Trend Micro Proxy Service Controller. It is installed with Trend Micro PC-Cillin Internet Security software to scan incoming email and to check in the background for viruses on your system.

This process is not essential to the operation of the system; however, it should not be terminated or disabled unless necessary. By killing this process, you will lose the anti-virus functionality of PC-Cillin until the next reboot. If you wish to disable this process permanently, you should uninstall PC-Cillin.

Dangers of TmProxy
As this is a legitimate executable that comes with PC-Cillin anti-virus and internet security products, 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 as this process but be stored somewhere other than in %ProgramFiles%\Trend Micro\Internet Security or %ProgramFiles%\Trend Micro\PC-cillin [version]. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to that of the legitimate one 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 should never be more than one instance of TmProxy.exe running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection. If you do not have any Trend Micro security software, the presence of this executable is a likely sign of a virus infection.

Common problems
  • This process occasionally uses 100% CPU
    • This can occur when scanning new files or email for viruses. If the usage does not remain at 100%, it is no cause for concern.
    • If the usage does not go down, perform a reinstallation.
  • This process uses excessive amounts of memory (70 MB or more)
    • This is a known problem. The official solution is to reinstall your Trend Micro product.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
010 Installed services

Digital signatures found for this file

    Certificate 
39 Trend Micro, Inc. - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
7 Trend Micro, Inc. - COMODO Time Stamping Signer
7 Trend Micro, Inc. - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
3 Trend Micro, Inc. - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G3

MD5 security rating in our database

26 files (Not yet rated and not signed)
2 files (Not yet rated and digitally signed)
60 files (Safe and digitally signed)
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