What is Concentr.exe, & How to Fix System Error/Bad Image?

The Concentr.exe file belongs to the Citrix Connection Center. Citrix is basically a software that allow to access the application like virtual desktop, server, application from a remote location. So, if you are using a Citrix software on your system then you may notice that Concentr.exe is running in the system background.

What is Citrix?

The software is server-based and it allows users to connect seamlessly to commercial applications by eliminating the need for any installations or downloads.  The service as a whole operates in conjunction with the Citrix Receiver and Redirector applications to aid friction-less cloud processing. The Citrix Connection Center can show all of the connections made from the Citrix Receiver and as allowed by as administrator, the user can access all sorts of content via the Receiver. The Concentr.exe file is responsible for running the core processes of the service, therefore it is essential for proper functioning.

File Size and Location

Concentr.exe usually located in the C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\ folder and the file size is about 14.43 MB.

Is Concentr.exe a Virus?

Concentr.exe is not a virus and it is essential for the operation of Citrix Receiver applications. However, Trojans can often penetrate systems under the guise of a legitimate executable such as Concentr.exe. If your Concentr.exefile was installed unsafely via an email link an unofficial vendor and is found somewhere else other than its official location, then the program is a virus and it must be removed quickly before any personal information is stolen.

The easiest way to figure out whether Concentr file is a malware or safe is to check its file location. If it is located under C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\ directory then it is a safe file.

Common Concentr.exe Errors

There are few known errors which are as follows:

  • Cannot find Concentr.exe
  • Error starting program: Concentr.exe
  • Faulting Application Path: Concentr.exe

These errors typically occur during Runtime but can be fixed easily.

How to fix Concentr.exe error?

Errors can be resolved by using any of the four methods of resolution listed below:

Method I: Re-install the Citrix Software?

Many users have complain about Concentr bad image. The first method that should try to fix Concentr.exe error is to reinstall the Citrix Software. Go to the Control Panel >Uninstall a Program > Double click on Citrix and Uninstall it. Once removed then restart the system and install the  latest copy of the software from here https://www.citrix.com/downloads/ on to the system.

METHOD II: Use Disk Clean-up

This type of errors are often caused by a cluttered hard drive. That’s why it is recommend to use disk defragmenter time to time. Additionally, the Disk Clean-up tool can be utlized to remove any temporary/superficial files for an organized drive and friction-less experience.

  1. Press the Windows logo on keyboard
  2. Type Disk Cleanup and click on it
    Disk cleanup
  3. Choose C drive from the drop down menu.
    Disk cleanup select drive
  4. Now follow the wizard to clean up the disk.

Once done then restart the system.

METHOD III: Run Resource Monitor

This method allows the user to use the Resource Monitor to sort out and analyze the processes that are responsible for excess utilization of computer resources.

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc button together
  2. Click on more 
  3. Now click on the Process tab and locate Concentr.exe
  4. Right-click on it and choose End Task

This will temporary kill the Concentr process.

METHOD IV: Run the Windows Update

  1. Press the Windows logo
  2. Type Updates and click on Check for updates
    Check for Update
  3. Now, under Windows Update, click on ‘Check for updates’ button
    Check for updates button
  4. Let the system to find the latest updates and download into the system.
  5. Once downloads complete then restart the system.

How to Remove Concentr.exe

If Concentr.exe is consuming too much CPU/Memory or you are not using Citrix  application then you may consider removing Concentr.exe from your Windows 10. Here are the steps:

  1. Press the Windows+R button type Control and hit the Enter button
  2. Click on Uninstall a program
  3. Find the Citrix Plugin/ Citrix Receiver in the resulting list of programs.
  4.  Double click on it and finish the uninstall process.

It should be noted that no program should be removed without valid reason, as the operation of certain applications might seriously suffer. To make sure that no issues arise with your executable, do ensure that you keep your programs up to date to avoid any future corruption. Generally speaking, most security software does not recognise Concentr.exe as a potential threat.

Other similar executable files:

SatSrv.exe, WD Discovery.exe, Newdev.exe, Crash_service.exe



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