What is Magic.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 Magic.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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Magic.exe file information

The process known as POP3-compliant email notifier belongs to software Magic Mail Monitor by unknown.

Description: Magic.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Magic.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 138,752 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 97,792 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The Magic.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If Magic.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 18% dangerous. The file size is 122,880 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Magic.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Magic.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

Magic Mail Monitor
  Martin Fuchs  
Magic Mail Monitor - mail header check on server - i delete 90% of my mail on the server using mmm
I have been running a DOS contact manager called TeleMagic, which uses "magic.exe" since the 1990s. It is written in dBaseIII - clipper and is more flexible and superior to the Windows version

Summary: Average user rating of Magic.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 4 users think Magic.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Magic issues

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