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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

The process known as mimBoot belongs to software Musicmatch Jukebox by Musicmatch (www.musicmatch.com).

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. http://www.file.net/process/mimboot.exe.html 
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.


User Comments

mimboot.exe is a process associated with eMusicmatch Jukebox. The process makes sure that Musicmatch is launched when starting up the system. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling this is down to user preference.
It stops me from using musicmatch
MusicMatch component
if you kill this process, then the speakers wont work anymore until you reboot; at least on my PC.
re-installing CoreDill.dl
The process name is "Musicmatch Jukebox Startup"
this is a non-essential musicmatch jukebox file. You can still use the jukebox if you turn this off at startup. To turn it off, go RUN- "msconfig"- STARTUP TAB- UNCHECK MIMBOOT (you will have to restart). I have had problems with ms office help after doing this, but I'm not sure if it's related. If it gives you problems, just turn it back on. It doesn't do anything dangerous.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of mimboot.exe: based on 10 votes with 7 user comments.
5 users think mimboot.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users don't grade mimboot.exe ("not sure about it").

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