Most antivirus programs identify crack.exe as malware—for instance Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Tibs.gen!G or Trojan:Win32/Dulkit.B, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Zlob or WS.Reputation.1.
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Description: Crack.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Crack.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,642 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 21,504 bytes or 15,872 bytes.
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If crack.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 2,736 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 85,520 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file.
If crack.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 98,434 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 137,216 bytes. The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\RunServices, Winlogon\Shell). Crack.exe is not a Windows core file. Crack.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If crack.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 973,312 bytes.
If crack.exe is located in the "C:\Program Files" folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 86,032 bytes.
Important: You should check the crack.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active crack process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the crack.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.