Is mimboot.exe safe?
Mimboot.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if mimboot.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Mimboot.exe file information
Description: Mimboot.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. mimboot.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ - generally C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 11,776 bytes (74% of all occurrences), 8,192 bytes, 23,564 bytes or 11,264 bytes.
The program has a visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Mimboot.exe is not a Windows system file. mimboot.exe seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case of problems with mimboot.exe, you may also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Musicmatch® Jukebox or VIA Audio Driver Setup Program.
Recommended: Identify mimboot.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "MimBoot" is not required to run at start up. Starts Musicmatch Jukebox at bootup - can be started manually
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mimboot.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mimboot.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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