What is MacExp.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 MacExp.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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MacExp.exe file information

The process known as Macro Express®, a Windows macro program belongs to software Macro Express (version 3) by Insight Software Solutions (

Description: MacExp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MacExp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,556,864 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 3,533,312 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The MacExp.exe file is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). MacExp.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Macro Express 3, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on Macro Express 3 in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

Recommended: Identify MacExp.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MacExp.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MacExp.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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Summary: Average user rating of MacExp.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks MacExp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving MacExp issues

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