How to remove the activecaptions virus

Most antivirus programs identify activecaptions.exe as malware.

The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you have additional information about this file, please leave a comment or a suggestion for other users.

Click to Run a Free Virus Scan for the activecaptions.exe malware

Activecaptions.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with activecaptions
Activecaptions.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process activecaptions.exe has no vendor information.

Description: Activecaptions.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Activecaptions.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 337,408 bytes. 
There is no file information. Activecaptions.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 99% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify activecaptions.exe related errors

If activecaptions.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 337,408 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. Activecaptions.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the activecaptions.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

There are no user opinions yet. Why not be the first to write a short comment?

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about activecaptions.exe:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving activecaptions issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active activecaptions process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the activecaptions.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

activecaptions.exe [all]