What is Media Finder.exe?

The genuine Media Finder.exe file is a software component of Media Finder by Media Finder.
Media Finder.exe is the main executable for the Media Finder program. Media Finder uses an advanced search system to find files across the internet and download them in a fully automated way. Media Finder supports most leading file sharing services and avoids the clutter of free downloads. Media Finder was first developed in 2011 with the intention to make real-time searches from file hosting services efficient and simple.

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 Media Finder.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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Media Finder.exe file information

The process known as MF belongs to software Media Finder by Media Finder.

Description: Media Finder.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Media Finder.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 8,613,888 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. It is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with Media Finder occur, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), use the software publisher’s support site or find out if there is a newer version available.

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

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