What is loader.exe?

The genuine loader.exe file is a software component of K-Meleon by K-Meleon.
K-Meleon is an open-source Internet browser. Loader.exe runs the K-Meleon browser. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. K-Meleon is a free web browser designed specifically for Microsoft Windows and available under the GNU General Public License. The program is developed on the Gecko layout engine used by Mozilla Firefox. K-Meleon was built for flexibility of design using the native Windows application programming interface (API). All of the interface elements such as buttons and toolbars may be modified with text-format configuration files. K-Meleon was developed by Christophe Thibault and Dorian Boissonnade and originally released on August 21, 2000.

Loader stands for K-Meleon Web Loader Service

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 Passcape Loader Service or TibiaBot (version NG 4.9.0) belongs to software Been or K-Meleon (version 1.1.6 en-US) or TibiaBot NG by Been.

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 10/8/7/XP are 580,096 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 32,768 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. Loader.exe is able to manipulate other programs, record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with loader.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of TibiaBot NG or K-Meleon 1.1.6 en-US (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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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 Trojan Horse (detected by Symantec), and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Cutwail.AP or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Malushka.AE (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.


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
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'. :\
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

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of loader.exe: based on 14 votes with 6 user comments. 8 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. 2 users don't grade loader.exe ("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 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 loader.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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