What is etmin.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 etmin.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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Etmin.exe file information

The process does not contain any company information.

Description: Etmin.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Etmin.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,064 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no information about the author of the file. Etmin.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Allows for minimization of fullscreen games that normally don't permit such action.
  Antipode   (further information)
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory game minimizer
  etaddict   (further information)
goes along with ET Minimizer for Wolfenstein, only needed if you have ET minimizer
Allows the user to minimize Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, and other games based on the Quake 3 engine
  CM Thomas   (further information)
ET min is a minimizing application used to minimize Wolfenstein Enemy Territory.
  Eshan Kheyrabad  
Used to minimise the game Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, as this is not normally possible.
  tb   (further information)
like rookie said: great tool to minimize the Game ET
Benign process that is present only when the minimizer for the game 'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' is open. Terminating the process will close the minimizer, thus, making it impossible to minimize the game without opening the program again. Terminating the software while the game is running is not harmful, but is not recommended.
ET Minimizer looks in THIS folder for its path information: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Activision\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory]

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of etmin.exe: based on 11 votes with 9 user comments. 3 users think etmin.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving etmin issues

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