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What is connect.exe?


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Windows Process Description:

The process connect.exe is an instant messaging and conferencing application of IBM Lotus. The process connect.exe is also known as Sametime Connect. This program is capable of listening and sending data using open ports to the Internet or Local Area Network (LAN).

Instant messaging deals with real-time communication between people (at least two or more) who use typed text. Internet is the main medium used in order for the text to be sent from one user to another.

Lotus is a company based in the United States that mainly focuses on the software industry. One of its famous products is the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet program. Lotus was bought by International Business Machines Corporation or more commonly known as IBM.

The file connect.exe has a file size range of 1265664 bytes to 1306624 bytes in Windows XP operating system versions. The process connect.exe is located in the C:/Program Files folder. Do not remove the connect.exe file from its original location because this may affect the performance of the program. The program uses the Internet in order to perform its functions. The process connect.exe is also capable of recording user inputs despite being a non-Windows core file. The process connect.exe may also be configured to automatically run during start up. If you are using this instant messaging tool on a regular basis but you don't want this program to open automatically when Windows starts, you may create a desktop shortcut icon of this program.

There are some instances where the file connect.exe is camouflaged as malware. Thus, it is recommended that you regularly scan your system for different types of malware. These malicious files that appear to be the file connect.exe consumes irregular amounts of virtual memory, and it is your responsibility to activate your anti-malware tool once you have detected suspicious occurrences especially with the memory usage. Also, malware files that camouflage as the connect.exe process often reside in the Windows folder.

Author: Lotus Development Corporation.

Author URL: http://

Part Of: Sametime Connect

Memory Usage: Low. The connect.exe process uses 250kb worth of RAM while active.

System Process: No

Application: Yes

Background Process: Yes

Uses Network: No

Uses Internet: Yes

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\Program Files\LOTUS\Sametime Client\

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