What is _26e91eb.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 _26e91eb.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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_26e91eb.exe file information

At the present time, we have no confirmed details about the software with which _26e91eb.exe is associated.

Description: _26e91eb.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. _26e91eb.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,078 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If _26e91eb.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 4,710 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. _26e91eb.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as _26e91eb.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the _26e91eb.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

Some installation component of Air Defense
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Summary: Average user rating of _26e91eb.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks _26e91eb.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving _26e91eb issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with _26e91eb. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the _26e91eb.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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