What is MouseAway.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 MouseAway.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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MouseAway.exe file information

The process known as MouseAway.exe belongs to software MouseAway by unknown.

Description: MouseAway.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MouseAway.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 28,672 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The MouseAway.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of MouseAway.exe, you can uninstall MouseAway from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MouseAway.exe. Therefore, you should check the MouseAway.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

This an application to automatically move the cursor away from the typing insertion point.
  Mark Webb   (further information)
Application which moves cursor away from typing insertion point
  Mark Webb   (further information)
This is the MouseAway tool
This program keeps cursor away from active fields in Excel etc.
  Harold Hoffmann  
Moves mouse away from cursor
  Mark Tetrode  

Summary: Average user rating of MouseAway.exe: based on 2 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks MouseAway.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users don't grade MouseAway.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving MouseAway issues

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