What is Photags AutoDetect.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 Photags AutoDetect.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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Photags AutoDetect.exe file information

The process known as PhotagsTray MFC Application belongs to software PhotagsTray Application by unknown.

Description: Photags AutoDetect.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Photags AutoDetect.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 364,544 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 368,640 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The Photags AutoDetect.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Photags AutoDetect.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with Photags AutoDetect.exe, you could also uninstall PhoTags Express software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify Photags AutoDetect.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Photags AutoDetect.exe. Therefore, you should check the Photags AutoDetect.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

PhotoTags AutoDetect.exe is a harmless program. It is part of the files installed by a digital camcorder software called QuickFlix Companion. Its maker is a company called Smith Micro Software.

Summary: Average user rating of Photags AutoDetect.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving Photags AutoDetect issues

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