What is emproxy.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 emproxy.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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Emproxy.exe file information

The process known as McAfee Email Proxy belongs to software McAfee Email Proxy or Outerinfo by McAfee (

Description: Emproxy.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The emproxy.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 341,584 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 337,488 bytes or 341,328 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The emproxy.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Emproxy.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could remove the entire program Outerinfo using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify emproxy.exe related errors

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

it uses too much physical memory and always seems to be running and it forces your processor in to overdrive allowing your cooling fan in your laptop to run non stop

Summary: Average user rating of emproxy.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving emproxy issues

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