What is AxCrypt.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 AxCrypt.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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AxCrypt.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AxCrypt
AxCrypt.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AxCrypt File Encryption or AxCrypt Encryption Server belongs to software AxCrypt or AxCrypt (Solo disinstallazione) by Axantum Software AB (

Description: AxCrypt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The AxCrypt.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 570,368 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,124,352 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The AxCrypt.exe file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. AxCrypt.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Axantum provides an update site and an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ AxCrypt or AxCrypt (Solo disinstallazione)).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AxCrypt.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AxCrypt.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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Best practices for resolving AxCrypt issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AxCrypt. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AxCrypt.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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