What is AIMP2.exe?

The genuine AIMP2.exe file is a software component of AIMP2 by AIMP DevTeam.
AIMP2.exe is an executable file that runs AIMP, a software program for playing music in various different formats. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. AIMP (Artem Izmaylov Media Player) is a freeware music player developed for the Windows platform. The program supports over 20 different audio formats such as MP1, MP2, MP3, MPC / MP+, AAC, AC3, Ogg, FLAC, APE, WavPack, Speex, WAV, CDA, WMA, etc. AIMP also provides support for plugins, simultaneous multiple playlists, hotkeys, profiles for multiple users, audio transcoding, sound recording, tag editing, and much more. It was first released in August, 2006.

AIMP2 stands for AIMP version 2.0

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 AIMP2.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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AIMP2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AIMP2
AIMP2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AIMP2 belongs to software AIMP2 by AIMP DevTeam (

Description: AIMP2.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AIMP2.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,262,592 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 1,260,544 bytes or 488,448 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows core file. AIMP2.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with AIMP2.exe, you can remove the entire program AIMP2 using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify AIMP2.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AIMP2.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AIMP2.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.


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Best practices for resolving AIMP2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AIMP2. 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 AIMP2.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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