What is awesomium_process.exe?

The genuine awesomium_process.exe file is a software component of Awesomium by Awesomium.
Awesomium_process.exe is an executable file that is associated with Awesomium, a web-browser built on the Webkit platform that is used to display HTML interfaces and web-content within C++ or .NET applications. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. Awesomium is a free web-browser toolkit that can be integrated within applications built using C++ or Microsoft's .NET framework. Awesomium supports and displays HTML content. The application is heavily used in games such as Guild Wars 2 and Lord of the Rings Online.

awesomium_process stands for Awesomium Process WebBrowser

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 awesomium_process.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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Awesomium_process.exe file information

The process known as Awesomium Renderer or Awesomium Render Process belongs to software Awesomium Technologies or Crysis 2 Maximum Edition or World of Tanks by Awesomium Technologies or ArenaNet ( or Khrona.

Description: Awesomium_process.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Awesomium_process.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 40,416 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 38,912 bytes, 39,368 bytes, 39,336 bytes or 38,240 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Awesomium_process.exe is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with awesomium_process.exe come up, you can also do the following:
  • search the support area on the Steganos website
  • remove the entire program Steganos Online Shield or Awesomium Technologies LLC using Windows Control Panel

Recommended: Identify awesomium_process.exe related errors

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

Das ist nicht nur bei Crysis sondern auch bei Guild Wars und Garrys Mod.
awesomium_process.exe findet sich bei mir als aktiver Prozess, läuft mit Benutzer-Account und gehört zu Steganos-Online-Shield - Größe 40,960KB. Weiters befindet sich diese .exe im zZt. nicht installierten Spiel "Total War Rome II" - Größe ebenfalls 40,960KB.
it was apparently installed in 02/2014. since then my computer keeps intermittently losing and regaining internet access. happens too often to be a problem with the server, I feel. MacAfee did not list it as spyware.
This product is also used by Disconnect's "Private Search" application. It was located at: "C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\Disconnect\Disconnect Private Search".
  Yusuf F.   (further information)
Seems to be bundled with another process called "BrowserControler"
Also der awesomium_process ist normal auch wenn andere diesen als gefährlich einstufen er dient den spielen stablieres Internet ausserdem würde es Sinn machen mal in den Task-Manager zu gehen und mal awesomium_process im Dateispeicherort zu öffnen wenn dieser bei Garrys Mod liegt ist alles ok. Achtung nicht schliessen sonst könnt ihr nur durch einer Neuinsallatio von Garrys Mod Online spielen (Wenn Garrys Mod geschlossen wurde kann dieser beendet werden( Bewertung basienend Auf Garrys Mod bitte beachte das auch bei Guild Wars Crysis und anderen Spielen
This is a file in a steam game called Garry's Mod. I do not know much about it myself except that, as stated above, it is used in several different games.
Attached with MMORPG Game like Guild Ward 2, Tera, Skyforge or other, Awesomium_process.exe is a small webbrowser based on chrome, used by games in many posts screens (store, community, account, etc). Disable this process and games post screens not run properly.
It came with Flickr official uploader. It seems not to be needed by the main program.

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Summary: Average user rating of awesomium_process.exe: based on 9 votes with 9 user comments. 3 users think awesomium_process.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks awesomium_process.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving awesomium_process issues

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