What is capture.exe?

The genuine capture.exe file is a software component of AnalogX Capture by AnalogX.
Capture.exe is an executable file that runs Capture, a utility software that lets users easily take screenshots. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Capture is a program developed for Windows to capture screenshots of the entire desktop or just an active window. The image can then be utilized through the Windows clipboard or can be immediately saved as a BMP (bitmap) image file. Screenshots can be taken clicking on the program icon in the system tray.

Capture stands for AnalogX Capture

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 capture.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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Capture.exe file information

The process known as AnalogX Capture belongs to software Install Digital Video Recoder System or Capture by AnalogX (

Description: Capture.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Capture.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 127,472 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 74,756 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also do the following:
  1) uninstall AnalogX Capture software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) consult's Customer Service for advice.

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If capture.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 364,544 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). Capture.exe is not a Windows system file.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also uninstall Install Digital Video Recoder software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

If capture.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 212,481 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. Capture.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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

In my case, this is the main executable of 'Quick Screen Capture' of This is a screen capture program that I purchased, therefore unharmful (but I forgot about it...).
  F. Lagrange   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of capture.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks capture.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving capture issues

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