What is newadmin.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 newadmin.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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Newadmin.exe file information

The process belongs to software 1st Security Agent or Security Administrator or Access Manager by unknown.

Description: Newadmin.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Newadmin.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,597,440 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 1,161,216 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The application has no file description. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. Newadmin.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You may want to uninstall the software 1st Security Agent or Security Administrator using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

Allowes an administrator to restrict access to certain computer features.
  BS   (further information)
Program called "Security Administrator" which allows administrators to selectivly disable components/features of the Windows operating system.
  Nathan   (further information)
1st Security Agents background program in order to enable and disable specific Windows options not available through the Windows GUID. Harmless.
newadmin.exe is a part of "1st Security Agent " [offers an administrative support for controlling which users are allowed to access your computer and the level of access each user may have] Newadmin.exe itself can give some problem in some cases because it takes alot of cpu power and in some cases it runs as a high proces priority
  Martin   (further information)

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

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Best practices for resolving newadmin issues

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