What is _294823.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 _294823.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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_294823.exe file information

The _294823.exe process does not contain any indication of the producer (the software author) or the software with which it is associated.

Description: _294823.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. _294823.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 22,486 bytes (88% of all occurrences), 1,078 bytes or 4,710 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders, Shell Folders). The _294823.exe file is not a Windows system file. _294823.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as _294823.exe. Therefore, you should check the _294823.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

Installed as part of SanDisk Cruzer U3 software. Launches the software.
Part of Flash Drive "ScanDisk Cruzer U3"
This is a backdoor genises trojan well coded, made by u3(red light porn 3d game)
SanDisk U3 install file, so should be oki
Not only does it launch the ScanDisk flash drive it is a Secure Access Manager .exe
  2ward   (further information)
I just spent hours trying to find a problem that denied access to almost all windows functions. Ran 10 different virus, malware, adware, rootkit scans found nothing. Finally gave up. Reinstaled windows, and just an avast screensaver scan found and removed it while I walked away for 10 min in the windows.old partition. Still trying to find the source.
July 31, 2016: I found_294823.exe a couple of days ago with the Acer Care Center utility, after I had connected a SanDisk flash drive. Based on Lord99's comment I uninstalled the U3 file and ran the Acer software again; the _294823.exe was gone. So, I will let others draw their on conclusions, but I hope this helps.
It is part of an older version ScanDisk U3 run file that was failing on windows startup. this failure used up excessive processor power while booting. i recently used an old cruizer micro thumb-drive. this showed up on my startup items along with the u3 program in the uninstall programs window. as soon as i uninstalled u3 the startup item went away. boot times were at 5 minutes now have improved to 45 seconds.
  Some Guy who knows some stuff  

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Summary: Average user rating of _294823.exe: based on 6 votes with 8 user comments. One user thinks _294823.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks _294823.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade _294823.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving _294823 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with _294823. 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 _294823.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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