What is mobile.exe?

The genuine mobile.exe file is a software component of Adobe Flash Player by Adobe Systems.
Mobile.exe is an executable file that belongs to Adobe Flash Player, a freeware software program used for viewing audio and video created on the Adobe Flash platform. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Adobe Flash Player was originally developed by FutureWave and released in 1996. The player currently has a very large user base with more than 90% penetration on internet connected personal computers. Adobe Flash Player comes in a plugin version for Internet browsers in order to support Internet Flash media in various formats such as XML, JSON, AMF, SWF, MP3, FLV, PNG, JPEG, and GIF. Adobe Systems Incorporated is an American software giant that develops software products for web design, video editing, web hosting, image editing, servers, as well as formats such as Flash and PDF. The company was established in 1982 by Charles Geschke and John Warnockin and is currently headquartered in San Jose, California.

Mobile stands for Adobe Flash Player for Mobile

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 mobile.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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Mobile.exe file information

The process belongs to software Adobe Flash Media by Adobe flash media (

Description: Mobile.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The mobile.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 348,717 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 283,648 bytes or 36,864 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Mobile.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If mobile.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 283,648 bytes. The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The mobile.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Mobile.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mobile.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example VirTool:Win32/VBInject.gen!DZ or Worm:Win32/Rebhip.A (detected by Microsoft), and TROJ_VBINJECT_0000002.TOMA or TSPY_SPATET.SMT (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the mobile.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


Summary: Average user rating of mobile.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think mobile.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks mobile.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving mobile issues

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