What is orbitdm.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 orbitdm.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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Orbitdm.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with orbitdm
Orbitdm.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Orbit Downloader belongs to software Orbit Downloader or GrabPro - Toolbar by (

Description: Orbitdm.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file orbitdm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,719,496 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 1,843,000 bytes and 12 more variants. 
It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The orbitdm.exe file is not a Windows core file. Orbitdm.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Orbit Downloader or GrabPro - Toolbar (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), search for help on the company’s website or look for a new, improved version.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as orbitdm.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example PE_SALITY.RL (detected by TrendMicro), and Virus:Win32/Sality.AT (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the orbitdm.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

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Summary: Average user rating of orbitdm.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks orbitdm.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 orbitdm issues

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