What is MUPS.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 MUPS.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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MUPS.exe file information

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

The process MUPS.exe has no data about its author.

Description: MUPS.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MUPS.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 49,152 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The MUPS.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MUPS.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MUPS.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

Part of the Belkin UPS monitor - only needed if you have a Belkin UPS unit
It came with my Belkin UPSs
  Rob T.  
used by belkin ups backup surge protectors
In the Vista Business Upgrade, the test system cannot connect to Group Policy. The System log shows it as being dependent on MUPS...

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Summary: Average user rating of MUPS.exe: based on 10 votes with 4 user comments. 5 users think MUPS.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving MUPS issues

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