What is Flywheel.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 Flywheel.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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Flywheel.exe file information

The process known as Flywheel MainEngine belongs to software Plannet Crafters Flywheel by Plannet Crafters.

Description: Flywheel.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Flywheel.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 81,987 bytes. 
It is able to record keyboard inputs. Flywheel.exe is not a Windows core file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ Flywheel.

Recommended: Identify Flywheel.exe related errors

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

Mouse Wheel Enhancer
  Ċ½eljko Manjkas   (further information)
This is not a virus, but an old program to give enhanced use of scroll mice in compiled programs. We use it in Newstar to allow us to scroll through lists,that otherwise can not be done because of their programming.
  P Todd  
I have used flywheel for several years with Lotus 1-2-3, including the present Ver 9 and it is a beautiful little aid to scrolling my Lotus spreadsheets by using the mouse wheel. That feature is not available directly in the Lotus program.
  Technically Proficient  

Summary: Average user rating of Flywheel.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think Flywheel.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving Flywheel issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Flywheel. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Flywheel.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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