What is Aqua Dock.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 Aqua Dock.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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Aqua Dock.exe file information

The process known as Aqua Dock belongs to software Aqua Dock by unknown.

Description: Aqua Dock.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Aqua Dock.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 386,560 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. Aqua Dock.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with Aqua Dock.exe, you may want to remove the entire program Aqua Dock using Windows Control Panel.

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

Recompile of the Apple OS X Dock Applet. Works like a beautified Explorer Quick Launch toolbar. Dose have some compatability issues with fullscreen Direct X applications which are not documented (afaik) Recommend right click exit before playing fullscreen games.
  Ron Hackett  
no author only says they publish it. slows down my system but work really well
No problems with this prog, except the the speedlosses (i had them with 256 MB RAM).
  Jcom   (further information)
Aqua Dock - Apple Aqua dock (launchbar). This application may, if special effects are enabled, slow down the OS, but it is a "neutral" program. It doesn't "lack a visible window", it's a toolbar. To terminate aqua dock, put your mouse pointer to the middle of one of the screen edges, and tap alt+f4 (may need to drag the taskbar around so it doesn't hide the dock). The application is similar to rocketdock. It has a legitimate uninstall procedure. Aside from an autostart reg entry, has zero impact on the OS (and stores it's user-specific INIs in it's folder "c:\progra~1\aquado~1"). :)

Summary: Average user rating of Aqua Dock.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think Aqua Dock.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.

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Best practices for resolving Aqua Dock issues

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