What is freecell.exe?

The genuine freecell.exe file is a software component of Microsoft® Windows® Entertainment Pack by Microsoft.
The 'freecell.exe' executable file opens the FreeCell card game when selected within the Windows Operating System. The 'FreeCell' Game is one of the many games in the Microsoft® Windows® Entertainment Pack. This pack is part of select Windows Operating Systems releases and automatically installs as part of the OS. Microsoft has led the way with useful applications since they were founded in 1975. Innovative programming and compatibility have paved the way for numerous Operating Systems, office suite software, and much more.

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 freecell.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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Freecell.exe file information

The process known as Spiel "FreeCell or Entertainment Pack FreeCell Game belongs to software Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows or Sistema operativo Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: The original freecell.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The freecell.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 55,808 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 54,272 bytes or 55,296 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. Freecell.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If freecell.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 12% dangerous. The file size is 55,808 bytes. The program has a visible window. The freecell.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as freecell.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the freecell.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

I have used freecell.exe for years under the name of Kungen, which came with Microsoft Windows software for Windows Me. I transferred the program for Vista, and now want to use it with Windows 10. I have recorded the level of difficulty for play no. 1 to play no. 3500
  Gunnar Reichborn-Kjennerud  

Summary: Average user rating of freecell.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks freecell.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving freecell issues

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