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 Live.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.
Description: Live.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Live.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 300,032 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 211,968 bytes, 2,878,616 bytes, 250,880 bytes or 309,760 bytes.
The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. There is no file information. Live.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.
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If Live.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 1% dangerous. The file size is 2,589,808 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 2,845,552 bytes. The program has a visible window. The Live.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The Live.exe file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). Live.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Live.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan.Gen or Suspicious.Cloud.9 (detected by Symantec), and VirTool:Win32/CeeInject.LJ or Trojan:Win32/Bulta!rfn (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the Live.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Live. 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 Live.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.