What is FreeMeter.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 FreeMeter.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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FreeMeter.exe file information

The process known as FreeMeter or FreeMeter Application belongs to software FreeMeter or FreeMeter Utility by

Description: FreeMeter.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. FreeMeter.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 299,008 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders). FreeMeter.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If FreeMeter.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 6% dangerous. The file size is 614,400 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The file is not a Windows core file. FreeMeter.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with FreeMeter.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of FreeMeter (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

It is a network bandwidth monitor copyrighted 2005, David Schultz, works well but has a lot of stuff going on in the background..

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Best practices for resolving FreeMeter issues

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