What is MK.exe?

The genuine MK.exe file is a software component of MemoKit by Software Benefits.
"MK.exe" is a file in Windows for the program MemoKit by Software Benefits Inc. It is launched when MemoKit is loaded in the tray. It displays a pop-up graphic like many programs do at startup, displaying the company and software names. The file then closes after a few seconds. Software Benefits, Inc. is not a big company (probably one or two developers) and only has a couple software applications, which includes MemoKit and BoostKit.

MK stands for MemoKit

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 MK.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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MK.exe file information

The process known as MK Main Exec belongs to software MemoKit or MK by MK.

Description: MK.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MK.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 21,504 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 845,512 bytes or 846,536 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > MemoKit).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MK.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MK.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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Best practices for resolving MK issues

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