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What is mirc.exe?

Mirc.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 mirc.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.


Mirc.exe file information

The process known as mIRC belongs to software mIRC by mIRC Co. (www.mirc.com).

Description: Mirc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. mirc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,949,696 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 2,023,424 bytes and 13 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/mirc.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The mirc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Mirc.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If mirc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 38% dangerous. The file size is 1,949,696 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 2,109,440 bytes and 7 more variants. There is no description of the program. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The mirc.exe file is not a Windows system file. Mirc.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

If mirc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 65% dangerous. The file size is 2,076,672 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 1,949,696 bytes, 1,200,057 bytes, 1,257,694 bytes or 2,756,096 bytes. There is no file information. The mirc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The mirc.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Mirc.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

If mirc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 44% dangerous. The file size is 1,949,696 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 7,680 bytes, 2,810,880 bytes, 1,790,464 bytes or 2,023,424 bytes.

If mirc.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 1,790,464 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,945,600 bytes or 2,076,672 bytes.

If mirc.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 1,790,464 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,804,800 bytes or 2,109,440 bytes.

If mirc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 2,076,672 bytes.

If mirc.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 2,076,672 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "taskmgr.exe" definitely not required. Added by a variant of the AGENT.AH TROJAN!

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mirc.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Artemis!5A05F4C7D229 or Artemis!713925DD59F1 (detected by McAfee), and Win32:Mirc-Z [PUP] (detected by Avast). Therefore, you should check the mirc.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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User Comments

An IRC-Client. Used for chatting with other users. Normally totaly harmless, but there were seen some irc-bots working as trojans, which employ poor mirc.exe for their evil intensions.
  LizzardX   (further information)
the famous irc client mirc, could (!!!) be infected with a backdoor trojan
   
is a chat program
  damian   (further information)
This is not a dagerous file as long as it was downloaded from www.mirc.com
  Nisroc  
It is a chat program
  Jrobi   (further information)
This is an IRC client. But be careful when receiving files from unknown people, they could contain viruses or trojans.
  Doody   (further information)
This file called mirc.exe is only a IRC Chat program. Does NOT offer any risk while you dont receive files from it. Check for more info on mirc's official website.
  Daniel Sartori   (further information)
Irc Chat Program, safe if used probly (When receiving files from unknown people, they could contain viruses or trojans)
  Shalianahe  
Mirc is a chat program for irc (internet relay chat) Beware of some scripts that contain trojans etc. Scan with antivirus BEFORE installing!!
   
Is supposed to be a chat program but I've not installed it but was infected with it. Hard to remove it, sick trojan.
  zzzzz  
I am aware that mirc is some other program but in my case it came as a undetectable virus/ trojan witch disabled me from using task manager and regedit. To remove it I copied taskmgr to My documents and renamed it Taskmgr.com then I was able to use it and close the Mirc process
  Malsyste  
it is safe if u get from www.mirc.com
  d  
It is malware and needs to be from your pc immediately. The people who "support" it are most likely people who intend you participate in malicious practices. REMOVE mIRC ASAP!
  Snipple  
at my computer it was in C:\\WINDOWS\temp\spoolsv but spoolsv is a hidden folder!!
  joshi  
I donĀ“t install MiRC, but after reboot it running and I see it in the Process Tree... :o
  SiMONRA  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of mirc.exe: based on 21 votes with 15 user comments.
10 users think mirc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 5 users think mirc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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