What is eDonkey2000.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 eDonkey2000.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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EDonkey2000.exe file information

The process belongs to software eDonkey2000 or Overnet by unknown.

Description: EDonkey2000.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. EDonkey2000.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,517,423 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 2,505,886 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The eDonkey2000.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. EDonkey2000.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using eDonkey2000.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of eDonkey2000 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify eDonkey2000.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as eDonkey2000.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the eDonkey2000.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

just dont open to many connections or it will slow ur cpu down and kill bandwidth
Vollkommen harmlos
File sharing program, cna hog ram but nothing more
this is just the executable for edonkey, a p2p networking program, its totally safe
  Matt   (further information)
safe and good p2p
  Usagi   (further information)
this is just the executable for edonkey, a p2p networking program, its totally safe
If clicking on this file in security task manager closes the program -get rid of it

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Summary: Average user rating of eDonkey2000.exe: based on 14 votes with 7 user comments. 13 users think eDonkey2000.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving eDonkey2000 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with eDonkey2000. 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 eDonkey2000.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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