Most antivirus programs identify crack.exe as malware—for instance Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Skeeyah.A!bit or Trojan:Win32/Tibs.gen!G, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen.2 or Trojan.Zlob.
The crack.exe file is a software component of Trojan Worm.
Trojan worms can remotely execute programs and run commands, use a keylogger to track keyboard entries, send data across networks and spread copies of itself. Crack.exe may be carry unwanted malicious code designed to infect computers that run the executable file. This file is often used to disable anti-piracy measures used by certain software. Trojans are known to steal user passwords and personal data by allowing hackers access to the computer. If you find yourself a victim of identity theft, please follow these steps: Inform your bank or financial institution that you are a victim of identity theft so that they may monitor your accounts or change and/or change your account numbers. Change all stolen passwords only from a clean computer. Changing passwords from the same infected computer may not be an effective solution as the new password will likely be stolen again. Use a dedicated anti-virus or anti-malware software to scan and clean the infected computer.
Crack stands for Crack (Trojan:Win32/Skeeyah.A!bit or Trojan:Win32/Tibs.gen!G or Trojan.Gen.2 or Trojan.Zlob)
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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 or sometimes in the Windows folder for temporary files.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,642 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 496,128 bytes.
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\RunServices, User Shell Folders, Winlogon\Shell). Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify crack.exe related errors
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: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active crack process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-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 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.