What is vulkaninfo.exe? Should I remove it?

Vulkaninfo.exe is a safe file that helps to enhance the quality of computer games

Vulkaninfo.exe is one of the components of NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD drivers. It is responsible for updating or improving the functionality of graphic cards or applications. Typically, this file appears on the system when users update graphic drivers.

The file is an additional component of the API (application program interface) which defines operation and interaction of GUI (graphical user interface) components. Vulkaninfo.exe, as well as vulkaninfo32.exe, is also used by Vulkan SDK which improves gaming quality.

Thus, it’s an absolutely safe and legit file that you should not delete from the system. However, the majority of users consider vulkaninfo.exe removal because it operates as the separate program. It means that once installed it appears in the Start menu as well. However, deleting this file is not recommended because you will no longer be able to use Vulcan API.

Typically, the executable is located in C:\Program Files directory. However, if you find it in the different location, it might be a sign that your device is infected with some kind of malware. Just like Vulkaninfo 32, the name of Vulkaninfo might be used by developers of malicious programs.

Using the name of legitimate files allows entering the system and bypassing computer’s security easier. However, if you noticed suspicious activities on your computer, such as sluggish operation, inability to open files or other problems, you should check your computer’s security and make sure that you are not infected with Vulkaninfo virus.

One of the first things you should do is to check the signature of the file. Originally, it is signed by LunarG. If you see other signature, you should run a full system scan with anti-malware. Major security programs can identify malicious process and remove vulkaninfo.exe correctly. However, we suggest checking the file with FortectIntego.

Be careful when updating or installing drivers

Developers of many malicious programs use the name of legitimate files to trick users into installing malware on their computer. Thus, when you download or install drivers, you should be careful in order to avoid malware infiltration.

First of all, you should always install software from the developers’ website. However, it’s not enough. You have to use Advanced or Custom installation settings to opt out additional components that might be attached to the software.

Keep in mind that many free download or file-sharing sites might include fake versions of drivers. In this case, vulkaninfo.exe file on your PC might be malicious and needs to be removed from the system immediately.

The correct way to get rid of vulkaninfo.exe if needed

If you suspect that Vulkaninfo process running on the system belongs to some cyber infection or malware, you should stop and get rid of it immediately. However, we do not recommend doing it manually. It’s unknown what other malware-related components were installed as well. Thus, you should remove vulkaninfo.exe using reputable malware removal program.

You should use anti-malware software, for instance FortectIntego, and run a full system scan with an updated software. If the file is malicious, your security software will perform safe and correct vulkaninfo.exe removal.

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