What is EMMeter.exe?

The genuine EMMeter.exe file is a software component of Express Software Manager Client by Express Metrix.
The file is part of Express Software Manager used to provide comprehensive software usage information to guard against the purchase and support of applications that aren't being utilised. By identifying unused software licences can be reallocated to users who truly need them. Express Systems was established in 1992 by a former Microsoft employee who realised the potential for companies to save significant amounts of money by tracking application usage. Sales grew quickly. After Y2K passed, a group of long-time WRQ employees purchased the Express product line and founded Express Metrix, LLC.

EMMeter stands for Express Metrix Meter

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 EMMeter.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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EMMeter.exe file information

The process known as Express Software Manager belongs to software Express Software Manager Client or Express Software Manager by Express Metrix (

Description: EMMeter.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file EMMeter.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 544,768 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 565,248 bytes, 619,456 bytes or 552,960 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. EMMeter.exe is not a Windows core file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). EMMeter.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with EMMeter.exe, you may also remove the entire program Express Software Manager Client using Windows Control Panel.

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

Part of Express Metrix used for software / hardware inventory
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Summary: Average user rating of EMMeter.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks EMMeter.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving EMMeter issues

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