What is emagic.386?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the emagic.386 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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Emagic.386 file information

emagic.386 does not provide any particulars about the software with which the process was installed, nor is the developer identified within the file.

Description: Emagic.386 is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Emagic.386 is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 23,117 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: system.ini). Emagic.386 is not a Windows core file. emagic.386 appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify emagic.386 related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as emagic.386, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the emagic.386 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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Summary: Average user rating of emagic.386: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks emagic.386 is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving emagic issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with emagic. 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 emagic.386 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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