What is pingsender.exe?
Publisher: Pingsender.exe should be signed by Mozilla Corporation or it’s most likely not the Pingsender.exe we’re talking about here.
pingsender.exe stands for Ping Sender as you might have imagined. Perhaps they should have called it “telemetry sender” though, or perhaps the .exe would sound less menacing if they mentioned the name “firefox” in the .exe name itself.
Is pingsender.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if pingsender.exe is safe or malware.
- 1. See who signed the pingsender.exe (check the publisher)
- 2. Scan pingsender.exe with Windows Security.
- 3. Check the network activity of pingsender.exe.
- 4. Analyze pingsender.exe with VirusTotal.
- 5. Run it in Windows Sandbox.
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Why does pingsender.exe access the network?
While monitoring pingsender.exe with the GlassWire app from GlassWire’s Austin, Texas USA headquarters we found it connected to servers controlled by Mozilla Corporation (the creators of Firefox browser) at prod.data-ingestion.prod.dataops.mozgcp.net and these appear to be known Firefox telemetry servers. They collect data to help them improve the Firefox browser. If you haven’t made Firefox your default browser we at GlassWire recommend you do so. It’s important that alternative browsers exist and that there is no monopoly for web browsers, otherwise browser technology may stagnate in the future if there is only one organization creating browser technology that has no competition.
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