What is hxtsr.exe? 5 ways to see if it’s safe.

What is hxtsr.exe?

Hxtsr.exe goes by Microsoft Outlook Communications. Its purpose is to connect Microsoft Outlook to Microsoft Servers to provide email access. Outlook is Microsoft’s most popular email application and comes as part of Microsoft Office. Without hxtsr.exe Microsoft’s Office 365 or Outlook.com email services are unlikely to work properly.


hxtsr.exe stands for Hidden Executable To Sync Remote Servers.

What does hxtsr.exe do?

Connects Microsoft Outlook to Microsoft Email Services.

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Why does hxtsr.exe access the network?

While investigating hxtsr.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in the USA we found it connects to the host settingsfd-prod-scus1-endpoint.trafficmanager.net controlled by Azure, a Microsoft Cloud Service.

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