What is Orb.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 Orb.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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Orb.exe file information

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

The process known as Orb Application belongs to software Orb Application by Orb Networks (

Description: Orb.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Orb.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 73,728 bytes (98% of all occurrences) or 61,440 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Orb.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with Orb.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software Winamp Remote or Orb using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the website.

Recommended: Identify Orb.exe related errors

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

Use by Winamp Remote. Located in C://Program Files/Winamp Remote/orb.exe
Bundled with Winamp (+winamp remote)
  alizilla   (further information)
it comes with winamp remote. do a file search for orb , it will be located in your program fiels within winamp remote
Used for WinAmp Remote so I suppose in this fashion it's not dangerous.
it's used for winamp remote
Used for Winamp remote, Killed Winamp Remote it turned off. It can be a CPU Hog tho, so watch out for that

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Orb.exe: based on 14 votes with 6 user comments. 6 users think Orb.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Orb issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Orb. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Orb.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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