What is ImageFox.exe?

The genuine ImageFox.exe file is a software component of ACDSee by ACD Systems.
ImageFox.exe is an executable file that belongs to ACDSee, an image organizer, editor and viewer. ImageFox is a utility that lets users view image file icons. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. ACDSee features lossless RAW format editing, batch processing (processing multiple images together), metadata editing in EXIF and IPTC formats, with parameters for rating, keywords, categories, and geotagging/GPS support. ACDSee's database supports backing up, and being exported/imported as an XML or binary file. The program was first released in 1994 and sold for $15 a copy. ACDSee supports the Windows and Mac OSX platforms. ACD Systems is an American company that designs and develops digital image editing and management software. The company caters to millions of customers in small and medium businesses, educational institutions, government agencies, and private consumers. ACD Systems was founded in 1994 and is currently headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA.

ImageFox stands for ImageFox - Image File Open eXtension

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 ImageFox.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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ImageFox.exe file information

The process known as ImageFox - Image File Open eXtension belongs to software ACDSee 4.0.2 PowerPack Suite or ACDSee 4.0 PowerPack Suite by ACD Systems (

Description: ImageFox.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ImageFox.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 200,704 bytes (87% of all occurrences) or 208,896 bytes. 
You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The ImageFox.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) remove the entire program ACDSee 4.0 PowerPack Suite or ImageFox using Windows Control Panel
  2) search the support area on the Acdsystems website
  3) update the program to the latest version.

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

A useful utility for viewing image file icons in the Windows "Open File" dialog boxes. Unfortunately, no longer available. :-(

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

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Best practices for resolving ImageFox issues

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