How to remove the flashmute virus

Most antivirus programs identify flashmute.exe as malware.

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Flashmute.exe file information

Neither the developer nor the software publisher of flashmute.exe is identified, as would normally be the case.

Description: Flashmute.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Flashmute.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 221,184 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is a file with no information about its developer. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows system file. Flashmute.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify flashmute.exe related errors

If flashmute.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 221,184 bytes. There is no description of the program. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file. Flashmute.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: You should check the flashmute.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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One user thinks flashmute.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving flashmute issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active flashmute process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the flashmute.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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