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What is loader.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 loader.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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Loader.exe file information

The process known as UserInterface MFC Application or Passcape Loader Service or TibiaBot (version NG 4.9.0)

belongs to software UserInterface Application or Been or Win32 Application or TibiaBot NG or K-Meleon (version 1.1.6 en-US)

by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Been or Clear Search (sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/adware.clearsearch.html).

Description: Loader.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Loader.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 32,768 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 307,229 bytes and 12 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/loader.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Loader.exe is able to manipulate other programs, record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you have any problems with loader.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > TibiaBot NG or Spyware Doctor).

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External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as loader.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_AGENT.ASRM or TROJ_LOADER.AC (detected by TrendMicro), and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Malushka.AE or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Cutwail.AP (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the loader.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.

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User Comments

It's SPYWARE. Very crafty. will evade ettempts to kill it.
   
its the kmeleon web loader, if you delete it, youll delete a very fast internet browser
  Apollyon  
its a patch for mobiola webcamera
   
I just got hit by a very nasty adware/virus that has written itself onto lots of different parts of my computer. I'm going to have to wipe everything and re-do windows to get rid of it. The original file was called 'loader.exe'.
   
A website infected me with this upon visiting, it had one of those "Ok/Cancel" popups and Cancel just made it go nuts. Ctrl/Alt/Del - when I tried to end-task on firefox, the firefox was 'running away from my mouse'. :\
  Penny  
its the kmeleon web loader, if you delete it, youll delete a very fast internet browser. It's no dangerous application if you have installed Kmeleon browser on your computer
  Expert  

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Summary: Average user rating of loader.exe: based on 12 votes with 6 user comments. 6 users think loader.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think loader.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving loader issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with loader. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 loader.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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