What is 4t-min.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the 4t-min.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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4t-min.exe file information

The process known as 4t Tray Minimizer Free or 4t Tray Minimizer belongs to software 4t Tray Minimizer Free by 4t Niagara Software.

Description: 4t-min.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. 4t-min.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,848,832 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 1,091,584 bytes. 
The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). 4t-min.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer 4t-niagara provides a website for help and for updates. There is also an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ 4t Tray Minimizer Free).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as 4t-min.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the 4t-min.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

This programme is used to minimize all programmes to the system tray
  Jeffrey Eestermans   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of 4t-min.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think 4t-min.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving 4t-min issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with 4t-min. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the 4t-min.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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