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Information about osd.exe file
Name: Netropa(r) Onscreen Display
Product: Onscreen Display
Manufacturer: Netropa Corp.
Risk factor (Virus/Trojan/Spyware):
"OSD.EXE" is part of an On-Screen Display software. Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, and perhaps others use it to display keyboard or multimedia controls on-screen, such as using the volume control buttons on their multimedia keyboard, and seeing the lines on the display, sort of like when you use your TV remote on the TV. Some sound cards also use it. It loads at start-up. (newsgroup)
You can obtain detailed information about osd.exe and any other processes running in the background using a tool like Anti-Spy.Info.
Please note that malware files are often named like well-known files to cover up its true intentions. So it's recommended to validate the file and the file's location on your computer.
If you find the file belonging to a "non-Microsoft" process in your Windows folder, then it could be malware.
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