Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.45%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 76.02%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 4.07%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 19.00%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 0.45%


Telnet by Microsoft

Remove tlntsvr.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852)
MD5:   d859a9d2f026ce5804485068ffd6eaf2
SHA1:   53c78e1659438c1dfca689c31935a834fb23f530
SHA256:   daf6136b69d0f31ecd41ecde38437db21b9259a150026f9bc3a03b87b3956929
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is tlntsvr.exe?

Telnet is a network protocol used on the Internet or local area networks to provide a bidirectional interactive text-oriented communication facility using a virtual terminal connection. User data is interspersed in-band with Telnet control information in an 8-bit byte oriented data connection over the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).


tlntsvr.exe runs as a service under the name Telnet (TlntSvr) within the local user context. This version is installed on Windows XP.


File name:tlntsvr.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Telnet
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\tlntsvr.exe
File version:5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852)
Product version:5.1.2600.5512
Size:73.5 KB (75,264 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
More details


Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'TlntSvr' (Telnet)
  • 'TlntSvr'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 95.00%
Windows XP Professional 4.50%
Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 35.52% of Telnet.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 38.67%
Intel 16.00%
Toshiba 8.00%
Compaq 8.00%
American Megatrends 7.33%
Hewlett-Packard 6.00%
Sahara 2.67%
Gateway 2.67%
Acer 1.33%
Lenovo 1.33%
ASUS 1.33%
Sony 1.33%
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