What is cammute.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 cammute.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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Cammute.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cammute
Cammute.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Camera Mute Control Service for ThinkPad or Camera Mute Control Service for Lenovo belongs to software ThinkVantage Communications Utility or Lenovo Communications Utility by Lenovo Group (

Description: Cammute.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Cammute.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 44,024 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 50,536 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. It is digitally signed. Cammute.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with cammute.exe, you can also uninstall ThinkVantage Communications Utility or Lenovo Communications Utility from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify cammute.exe related errors

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

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