What is mim.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 mim.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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Mim.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mim
Mim.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as mim belongs to software Musicmatch Jukebox by Musicmatch (

Description: Mim.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mim.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\—mainly C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 416,768 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 403,456 bytes and 6 more variants. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The mim.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with mim.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software Musicmatch® Jukebox or MUSICMATCH Jukebox using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the support page
  3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify mim.exe related errors

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

Only that I cannot delete it. There must be a way. It locks up my computer. I cannot delete the musicmatch Jukebox program from my computer.
Part of MusicMatch Jukebox. Comes with MMJ 10 at the very least. This process kept me from being able to safely remove any external drives. Kill it!
Change the following registry entry to 1:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\4.0\MainApp
Definitely part of the defunct Music Match program that was purchased by Yahoo Music. It often ran in the background consuming 50% CPU cycles even when Music Match was no longer used. I removed it by Uninstall Music Match.
Slows down my pc to halt, it sucks!! Thanks all now I have a bit of an idea what to do with it.
  Mikez Estrella  
EVERY time I log on to my computer, I get an error message saying mim.exe has encountered a problem and has to close. This happens even when MusicJukebox has not been used. I didn't even know it was running, so it must have been doing it behind the scenes without me wanting it to. Disturbing thought. When I click okay to close it, I get a run time error.
That its an adware application
mim.exe generates problems with my new U3... i have to stop the process several times to allow the U3 to run normally
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of mim.exe: based on 74 votes with 9 reviews. 13 users think mim.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 24 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 17 users suspect danger. 15 users think mim.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 7 users don't grade mim.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving mim issues

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