What is matrix.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 matrix.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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Matrix.exe file information

The process known as matrix belongs to software ZMatrix by Happy Dude.

Description: Matrix.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file matrix.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 114,688 bytes. 
The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using matrix.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > ZMatrix).

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If matrix.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 86,016 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: win.ini, User Shell Folders). The matrix.exe file is not a Windows core file. Matrix.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as matrix.exe. Therefore, you should check the matrix.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

Active Background and Screensaver. Doesn't appear to be harmfull. Crystal Reports doesn't like it though, so I would disable it if your doing graphics intensive work. Like with charts and graphs and stuff.
auctioner advance
wont let me download a certain game
I installed matrix screen pack of windows 7 on windows 8 . I can't access anything . only black screen and black curser .

Summary: Average user rating of matrix.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving matrix issues

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