What is Map.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 Map.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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Map.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Map
Map.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Map belongs to software Windows (version 8.1 Maps App, 8 App) or Microsoft Windows (version 8 App) by Microsoft (

Description: Map.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Map.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,851,392 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 1,851,904 bytes and 6 more variants. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Windows 8.1 Maps App or Windows 8 App occur, you can also do the following:
  1) remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel
  2) look for help on the website.

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If Map.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 839,974 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. Map.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Map.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Map.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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Best practices for resolving Map issues

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