What is oembios.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 oembios.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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Oembios.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with oembios
Oembios.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process oembios.exe has no vendor information.

Description: Oembios.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Oembios.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 350,208 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 436,224 bytes, 382,464 bytes or 481,280 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. Oembios.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as oembios.exe. Therefore, you should check the oembios.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, get rid of it as soon as you can.
  Maurice Walker  
Used by computer manufacturers to put a oem version of windows on a computer.
  The Duck 3.0   (further information)
Used by computer manufacturers to put a oem version of windows on a computer.

Summary: Average user rating of oembios.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think oembios.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think oembios.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving oembios issues

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