The genuine AdMunch.exe file is a software component of Ad Muncher by Murray Hurps.
AdMunch stands for Ad Muncher Loader
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 AdMunch.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.
Description: AdMunch.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AdMunch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\Program Files\Ad Muncher\).
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 560,760 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 779,776 bytes and 21 more variants.
The AdMunch.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). AdMunch.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If AdMunch.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 12% dangerous. The file size is 1,037,824 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,050,112 bytes or 439,781 bytes. The program has a visible window. The AdMunch.exe file is not a Windows system file. AdMunch.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If AdMunch.exe is located in the "C:\Program Files" folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 560,760 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. AdMunch.exe appears to be a compressed file.
If AdMunch.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 560,760 bytes.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AdMunch.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_GEN.R47C8J1 (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan:Win32/Bumat!rts (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the AdMunch.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AdMunch. 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 AdMunch.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.