What is elements64.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 elements64.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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Elements64.exe file information

The process known as Yandex Elements belongs to software SUPERAntiSpyware or Skype by Yandex (

Description: Elements64.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Elements64.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,589,536 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 1,594,656 bytes and 6 more variants. 
There is no file information. Elements64.exe is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). The file is a Verisign signed file. The program has no visible window. Elements64.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can completely remove Skype™ or SUPERAntiSpyware (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), go to the support area [1][2] of the Skype website or check the vendor’s website for a newer version [1][2].

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If elements64.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 444,192 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 1,594,656 bytes and 5 more variants. The elements64.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The elements64.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Elements64.exe is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Elements64.exe is able to manipulate other programs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as elements64.exe. Therefore, you should check the elements64.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.


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Best practices for resolving elements64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with elements64. 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 elements64.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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