Most antivirus programs identify m.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_AGENT.AYGZ.
The m.exe file is a software component of Virus/Malware.
“m.exe” is an executable file that is located in Windows operating systems for a malware infection by an unknown developer. It is a Win32 (PE32) console executable for the MS Windows (GUI) Intel 80386 32-bit Mono/.Net assembly. The file is part of a USB insertion setup for various devices in which the AutoRun file is edited with the “m.exe” command. It then begins to inject the infection into the system that redirects malware prevention/antivirus websites and also stops or prevents antivirus/malware programs from running or launching. Because the file has a generic name, it can also be part of other programs not related to malware, such as games like Warfare Incorporated. However, it is usually a virus infection most of the time.
m stands for malware
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Description: M.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file m.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 87,552 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 150,016 bytes.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has no file description. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify m.exe related errors
Important: You should check the m.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active m process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the m.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.