What is cefsimple.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 cefsimple.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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Cefsimple.exe file information

The process known as cefsimple.exe belongs to software Steam or Football Manager (version 2015) by unknown.

Description: Cefsimple.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Cefsimple.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,845,248 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramSteam or Football Manager 2015 or ask the developer, Steampowered, for assistance [1][2].

Recommended: Identify cefsimple.exe related errors

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

CEFsimple is part of the CEF framework. It allows you to build a website and make it appear like an application. Example for a CEF project is Atom and many more. It is not dangerous (itself - the content is another thing)
  NFSpeedy   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of cefsimple.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving cefsimple issues

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