What is aura.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 aura.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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Aura.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with aura
Aura.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Aura appears to belong to software Windows (version 8 Transformation Pack, 8 UX Pack) or Aura by Stealth Software or Alexander Glazkov or A's Freeware or Alexander Glazkov Freeware.

Description: Aura.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The aura.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 471,040 bytes (87% of all occurrences) or 468,480 bytes. 
There is no file information. Aura.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify aura.exe related errors

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

it is a windows 8 theme for windows 7
  Farhan Madani  
Downloaded windows 8 theme for Windows 7 (Including the newgen dock and windows orb changer) and I found that Aura.exe was installed. Ever since then my 16GB computer that could run Battlefield 3 at highest settings is now running more slow than ever.
  Austin Hagen  
Wahrscheinlich Russische Entwickler, Möchte man das Programm abbrechen stürzt es ab!
  Dominik S  

Summary: Average user rating of aura.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user suspects danger. One user thinks aura.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving aura issues

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