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 Mixer.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.
Description: Mixer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mixer.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder (mostly C:\Windows\ or C:\Program Files\PCI Audio Applications\).
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,818,624 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 1,581,056 bytes and 8 more variants.
There is no file information. It is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Mixer.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If Mixer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 1,216,512 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes or 655,360 bytes. There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file. Mixer.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If Mixer.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 452,608 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The Mixer.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file.
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There are different files with the same name:
Important: Some malware disguises itself as Mixer.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the Mixer.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Mixer. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the Mixer.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.