What is mshtml2.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 mshtml2.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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Mshtml2.exe file information

There is relatively little known about this process along the lines of the following technical specificaitons.

Description: Mshtml2.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The mshtml2.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 98,304 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 44,544 bytes or 45,056 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. Mshtml2.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify mshtml2.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mshtml2.exe. Therefore, you should check the mshtml2.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

It is a virus, i justt got attacked with that.

Summary: Average user rating of mshtml2.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks mshtml2.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving mshtml2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mshtml2. 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 mshtml2.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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