What is inihid.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 inihid.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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Inihid.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with inihid
Inihid.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process belongs to software Button Manager or EZ-DUB Finder by unknown.

Description: Inihid.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Inihid.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 200,704 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 192,512 bytes or 176,128 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The inihid.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Inihid.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of inihid.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Button Manager or EZ-DUB Finder using Windows Control Panel
  2) consult's Customer Service for advice.

Recommended: Identify inihid.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as inihid.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_Generic.A (detected by TrendMicro), and Mal/Generic-L (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the inihid.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Button Manager has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

It's an app that works with Simpletech portable HD
This is part of FNet PCClone, backup softwear for One Touch Backup
  AComputerPortal   (further information)
Part of the ArcSoft app suite for SimpleTech one-touch backup drive
  IT Consultant in NY  
I got this from installation an external HD on my computer and it required this software of which inhid.exe is one of the elements found in the folder "Button Manager". It seems to do nothing best I can tell but your HD can be accessed if the proper HD is installed and it is recognized. It seems it does not work in Windows 7 ---

Summary: Average user rating of inihid.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think inihid.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving inihid issues

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

Other processes

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