What is MMERefresh.exe?

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 MMERefresh.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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MMERefresh.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MMERefresh
MMERefresh.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Digidesign MME Binder or Avid Audio MME Binder

belongs to software Digidesign Audio Drivers or Digidesign Pro Tools LE or Avid Pro Tools SE or Digidesign Pro Tools (version LE 7.4cs3) or Avid HD Driver or Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered Essential or Digidesign MME Binder or Xpand or

by Digidesign, A Division of Avid Technology ( or Avid Technology ( or Avid, Inc. All rights reserved.

Description: MMERefresh.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file MMERefresh.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Drivers\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 77,824 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 61,440 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The MMERefresh.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with MMERefresh.exe, you may also do the following:
  • contact Customer Service
  • uninstall the software Digidesign Audio Drivers or Avid Pro Tools SE using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)

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External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MMERefresh.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_UNRUY.SMS (detected by TrendMicro), and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Unruy.C (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the MMERefresh.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

A Digidesign \ Protools process, necessary for communication with Protools hardware.
It is part of AVID - video editing software.
Relates to your Digidesign Pro Tools, in my case an Mbox2. I believe it is monitoring the Mbox is connection? Unsure though.
    (further information)
gehört entweder Digidesign Protools oder aber auch zu neueren Avid Xpress Mediacomposer Versionen
MMERefresh.exe is a process assoiciated with Protools Hard Disk audio software and hardware. It is connected to the audio system in windows to allow it to be used in windows. It is harmless and needed to run Protools.
  tony   (further information)
Related to Digidesgin Protocols Refreshes your midi ports on the 002(R) (the 002R is a hardware audi
I got it when I got Avid Pro Tools

Summary: Average user rating of MMERefresh.exe: based on 5 votes with 7 user comments. 5 users think MMERefresh.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users don't grade MMERefresh.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving MMERefresh issues

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

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