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What is autobahn.exe?

The genuine autobahn.exe file is a software component of Autobahn Accelerator by Swarmcast.
This executable functions as a download accelerator for streaming videos. It works as a standalone program to optimize internet connection speed while viewing content, and also works in conjunction with other services. In recent years, Microsoft and Apple developed their own method of multi-source streaming, resulting in Swarmcast going out of business in 2010.

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 autobahn.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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Autobahn.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with autobahn
Autobahn.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Autobahn Accelerator (version 4.2.17.104, 4.3.1.39, 4.2.19.141) belongs to software Autobahn or Autobahn Accelerator by Swarmcast.

Description: Autobahn.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file autobahn.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 710,360 bytes (65% of all occurrences) or 711,384 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/autobahn.exe.html 
There is no file information. The file has a digital signature. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Autobahn.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of autobahn.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software Autobahn or Autobahn Accelerator using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) go to the support area of the Getautobahn website.

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If autobahn.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 39% dangerous. The file size is 711,384 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 709,336 bytes, 710,360 bytes, 953,040 bytes or 712,408 bytes. The autobahn.exe file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Autobahn.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of autobahn.exe, you can uninstall the software Autobahn using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

Autobahn.exe is a process from company Swarmcast belonging to product Autobahn.
  Thomas  

Summary: Average user rating of autobahn.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.


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Best practices for resolving autobahn issues

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