What is Mercury.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 Mercury.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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Mercury.exe file information

The process known as Mercury/32 Core Processing Module (version v4.72) or RealPlayer belongs to software Mercury/32 Core Processing Module or RealPlayer Cloud by David Harris.

Description: Mercury.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Mercury.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 627,200 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 761,344 bytes or 585,728 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The Mercury.exe file is not a Windows system file. Mercury.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

mercury.exe ist ein E-Mail Server für Win32 Systeme das SMTP POP3 und IMAP4 zur verfügung stellt - Hersteller : David Harris siehe Pegasus Mail
  JakamoTae   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of Mercury.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving Mercury issues

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