What is ImApp.exe?

The genuine ImApp.exe file is a software component of IncrediMail by Perion Network, Ltd..
IncrediMail is an advertising-supported free email client by the Israeli company Perion that offers graphic and animated enhancements to basic e-mail messaging. The "ImApp.exe" process is not the primary executable but is one of four that must be allowed through a system's firewall if IncrediMail is to work properly. It automatically launches at startup to activate animated characters that appear in the system tray to notify of new mail arriving and other things. To uninstall the entire product, use the Control Panel's standard Uninstall dialog and select "IncrediMail" or "IncrediMail Xe." IncrediMail has been called "spyware" because it contacts a tracking site which tracks all its users on the Internet. If IncrediMail freezes, the company supplies a download of a program named "del_run.exe" which deletes the Runtime folder where all recent content used by IncrediMail is saved to reduce reloading time if selected again. (The program just recreates the folder and resumes accumulation.) The IncrediMail e-mail company was founded in 1999 by two cousins and has grown through repeated acquisitions into Perion, a corporation based in Holon, Israel, whose name means "productivity" in Hebrew. Their products are advertising-supported and are often downloaded with other freeware without the customer's knowledge and regarded by malware detectors as PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). Google used to allow Perion to bundle certain products with theirs but terminated that contract in 2013.

IMApp stands for IncrediMail Tray Application

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 ImApp.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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ImApp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ImApp
ImApp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as IncrediMail Application or IncrediMail Tray Application belongs to software IncrediMail or IncrediMail Xe by IncrediMail (

Description: ImApp.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The ImApp.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (typically C:\Program Files\incredimail\bin\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 297,384 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 264,616 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. ImApp.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. ImApp.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:

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

Incredimail !!! absolut sicher
Fairly stable and not much problems, certain parts aren't programmed correctly and that may cause your system to crash.   (further information)
Bisher nur gute Erfahrungen !
This Program is the worst form of Spy Ware, apart from wanting to contact it's web site and load a cookie, every time you open the program, it also wants to phone home to it's tracking site,, which tracks ALL the Incredimail users on the net, This is the worst form of Spyware, because it is devious
  yippus   (further information)
IcrediMail (Mailprogramm)
  MB   (further information)
My System was half as fast than usually. As I own an Athlon 64, in "Laptop"-Mode of Windows XP burning is no problem with 950 MHz. But suddenly MSI core center showed frequencies of up to 5 GHz!!! The temperature went up to 75 degrees celsius and I thought about shutting down the system. But then I tried to kill "imapp.exe" and - voila! the system jumped back to 950 Mhz, as usually, and the temperature went down.
My brother loaded it on his NEW Dell. Within a few days it was down.
  Michael Shearer  
Causes shutdown problems
gehört zu Incredimail ein Mailclient. Ist mir vor einigen Jahren schon aufgefallen, weil es nach Hause telefoniert. Welche Daten and den Autor übertragen werden kann ich nicht sagen. Als "absolut sicher" würde ich es nicht einstufen
It is needed for the operation of incredimail
  Sylvester wildesk  
I'm finding that it runs everytime I open my IncrediMail and jumps my CPU to 100%
  Karen Andress  
keeps returning after removal
I have Incredimail and it wont send email's until i close down Imapp.exe in task manager it is a pain.
  Trevor Fletcher  
I have come to the conclusiuon that crash problems that I have been getting is all due too upgrading to the newest version of incredimail the Imapp.exe would cause crashes and bring up blue screen of death warnings, I am getting rid if this bastard post haste incredimail is coming off my computer right now.
  david thomas  
I've used it for about 3 years and haven't had spam problems.
Exception: ACCESS_VIOLATION (C0000005) - on reading from 041C0026 Faulting Offset: 0000427B Module: ImApp.exe 0000427B ImApp.exe

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ImApp.exe: based on 28 votes with 16 user comments. 11 users think ImApp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users suspect danger. 5 users think ImApp.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade ImApp.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ImApp issues

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