What is MATLAB.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 MATLAB.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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MATLAB.exe file information

The process belongs to software MATLAB or MATLAB Family of Products by The MathWorks (

Description: MATLAB.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MATLAB.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 884,736 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 1,515,566 bytes, 811,054 bytes, 864,256 bytes or 962,560 bytes. 
The MATLAB.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. MATLAB.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with MATLAB.exe, you can also uninstall the software MATLAB or MATLAB Family of Products using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify MATLAB.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MATLAB.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MATLAB.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 is a numerical computing environment
  NONAME   (further information)
Mathematical program
  Dam   (further information)
It's a software for ingeneering development...If you have this on your pc, you must know it!
Start- Run- "services.msc" Set matlab service to "Manual" if you dont use Matlab often
better to solve matrices
Removed via NPE, then system returned to normal speed. Not sure of size. Found in c:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2006b\bin\

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Summary: Average user rating of MATLAB.exe: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 4 users think MATLAB.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving MATLAB issues

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