What is mfstart.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 mfstart.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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Mfstart.exe file information

The process known as mi:fusion startup or mi:fusion startup & watchdog belongs to software Miranda Fusion Startup by Miranda Fusion Team.

Description: Mfstart.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mfstart.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 967,508 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 918,788 bytes or 918,868 bytes. 
The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). Mfstart.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with mfstart.exe, you may also do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mfstart.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mfstart.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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Summary: Average user rating of mfstart.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks mfstart.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving mfstart issues

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