What is AutoExNT.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 AutoExNT.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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AutoExNT.Exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AutoExNT
AutoExNT.Exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AutoExNT.Exe belongs to software AutoExNT by unknown.

Description: AutoExNT.Exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AutoExNT.Exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,904 bytes (81% of all occurrences), 7,168 bytes or 11,776 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AutoExNT.Exe. Therefore, you should check the AutoExNT.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

Teil von Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
  Raiden   (further information)
W2k3 Resource Kit
  Greg Pennings   (further information)
AutoExNT is a Windows service which is installed as part of the Windows Server Resource Kit
  Bryan   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of AutoExNT.Exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think AutoExNT.Exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving AutoExNT issues

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