What is foobar2000.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 foobar2000.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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Foobar2000.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with foobar2000
Foobar2000.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as foobar2000 Application or foobar2000 belongs to software foobar2000 Application or foobar2000 by Piotr Pawlowski.

Description: Foobar2000.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Foobar2000.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,156,608 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 1,784,320 bytes and 8 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows system file. Foobar2000.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall foobar2000 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7), consult Foobar2000’s Customer Service or make sure that you have installed the latest version.

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If foobar2000.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 12% dangerous. The file size is 1,854,928 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is digitally signed. Foobar2000.exe is not a Windows core file. Foobar2000.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall foobar2000 Application software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7) or consult Perkele's Customer Service.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as foobar2000.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the foobar2000.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

Wiedergabeprogramm f√ľr jegliche Art von Audiodateien
  Steiger   (further information)
is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform
  Cornholio   (further information)
High qulity music playing programme
Musicplayer, der wenig resourcen frisst.wenn man ihn nicht selbst installiert hat, iest er nicht drauf. ist zu 99,98% kein virus
Ein Musikplayer mit Konvrertierungsmöglichkeiten in andere Audioformate
  Benjamin Zabel   (further information)
Foobar2000.exe is associated with Internet Security 2013
  Reuben G  
Good free music player. Uses minimal resources.
  Chris Mini   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of foobar2000.exe: based on 11 votes with 7 user comments. 10 users think foobar2000.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks foobar2000.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving foobar2000 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with foobar2000. 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 foobar2000.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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