What is MediaGateway.exe?

The genuine MediaGateway.exe file is a software component of Media Gateway by 180solutions.
MediaGateway.exe is an executable file that is part of Media Gateway, a software program that claims to provide free content from the Internet but only delivers advertising content to the user. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Applications created by 180solutions are listed as adware and spyware designed to install themselves on computers without user permission. These applications are distributed via various affiliates. Though the affiliate programs were supposed to obtain the permission of the user prior to software installation by law, most did not, resulting in thousands of illegal installations. 180solutions is currently known as Zango. It is an American software company that offers users access to its partners' videos, games, tools and utilities in exchange for watching targeted advertising installed on the user's computer. The company was founded in 1999 originally as ePIPO.

MediaGateway stands for Media Gateway launcher

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 MediaGateway.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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MediaGateway.exe file information

The process known as Give you access to free content belongs to software MediaGateway by 180solutions (

Description: MediaGateway.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MediaGateway.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 97,400 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 97,592 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). MediaGateway.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with MediaGateway come up, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program ).

Recommended: Identify MediaGateway.exe related errors

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

C:\Program Files\Media Gateway
  D Herrera  
  security manager  
This is spyware
dunno what its for but keeps running at every start up. it downloaded by itself and keeps coming back if i remove it
Came with torrent "Norton AntiVirus 2005" (cracked). Tries to connect to following link
  TC   (further information)
tried it once and got a virus
  Gary Campbell  

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Summary: Average user rating of MediaGateway.exe: based on 13 votes with 7 user comments. 3 users think MediaGateway.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users suspect danger. 4 users think MediaGateway.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving MediaGateway issues

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