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

What is systemsettings.exe?

systemsettings.exe is what you see whenever you open your Windows settings. Just go to the Windows search bar and type in “settings” and the settings app will appear. As you might have guessed this app allows you to make all the settings changes you need to make with Windows.

systemsettings.exe Microsoft Windows systemsettings.exe Properties

Publisher: Microsoft Windows

systemsettings.exe stands for System Settings. Not a surprise there eh?

What does systemsettings.exe do?

It’s the app you’re using when you change the Microsoft Windows Operating System settings.

Is systemsettings.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if systemsettings.exe is safe or malware.

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Why does systemsettings.exe access the network?

While investigating systemsettings.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it connects to dual-a-0001.a-msedge.net which appears to be a server controlled by Microsoft. This first connection appears to take place the instant we launch Windows settings. We guess this must be some type of telemetry that keeps track of what Windows settings you use so Microsoft can make Windows better. Or maybe Windows settings can be updated remotely to have new and different settings. We would not recommend blocking this important part of Windows with GlassWire’s firewall, but we found it is possible to do so.

App All apps 400 KB/s systemsettings.exe dual-a-0001.a-msedge.net 24.3 KB 65.2 KB 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31 Jul 1 Aug 24 Hours Week Month 3 Hours 5 Minutes All Apps Traffic Graph Usage Things Firewall Alerts GlassWire systemsettings.exe GlassWire Control S… Host Process for Wi… 642.9 KB 386.6 KB 129.4 KB 48.4 KB 90.1 KB 21 KB 727 B 30 KB Windows Explorer 31.3 KB 6.7 KB Background Task H… Spooler SubSystem… Device Association F… 24.7 KB 48.4 KB 6.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB Download/Upload H… System 48.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB

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