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 phoenix.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.
Description: Phoenix.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Phoenix.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows or in the Windows folder for temporary files or in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 6,639,870 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 6,962,815 bytes, 6,520,601 bytes or 381,002 bytes.
The program has no visible window. The phoenix.exe file is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware also uses the file name phoenix.exe, for example HKTL_COINMINE or TROJ_GEN.R047C0EDJ16 (detected by TrendMicro), and Artemis!D38AEEDA5D16 or Artemis!4D8FF9995108 (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the phoenix.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with phoenix. 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 phoenix.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.