What is Inbox.exe?

The genuine Inbox.exe file is a software component of Inbox Toolbar by
A browser helper object that embeds itself in any browser you use, this process has two forms. One of them focuses on music advertisements, and the other focuses on enhancing flash capabilities. This BHO also presents targeted advertisement to the user by collecting information from your browsing history.

Inbox stands for Inbox Toolbar

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 Inbox.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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Inbox.exe file information

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

The process known as Inbox Toolbar belongs to software Inbox Toolbar or Inbox EmailNotifier Toolbar or Inbox Games Toolbar by ( or Xacti.

Description: Inbox.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Inbox.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,661,144 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 1,712,272 bytes and 15 more variants. 
The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The program has no visible window. Inbox.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with Inbox.exe, you may want to do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Inbox Toolbar or Inbox EmailNotifier Toolbar using Windows Control Panel
  2) get help from the software vendor Inbox
  3) look for a new, improved version.

Recommended: Identify Inbox.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Inbox.exe. Therefore, you should check the Inbox.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 part of the "Inbox Toolbar" that purports to provide "one-click" access to your favorite websites, etc. Nothing to be gained over regular bookmarks or favorites!

Summary: Average user rating of Inbox.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks Inbox.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Inbox issues

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