What is Proxomitron.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 Proxomitron.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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Proxomitron.exe file information

The process known as The Proxomitron belongs to software The Proxomitron Ver. Naoko by Groom-A-Zebu™ (

Description: Proxomitron.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Proxomitron.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 349,696 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 299,008 bytes, 295,424 bytes, 297,472 bytes or 294,912 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Proxomitron.exe is not a Windows system file. It is a file with no information about its developer. Proxomitron.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with Proxomitron.exe, you can remove the entire program The Proxomitron Ver. Naoko or Ad Muncher 4.94 Build 34121/5616 using Windows Control Panel.

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


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Summary: Average user rating of Proxomitron.exe: based on 9 votes with 5 user comments. 8 users think Proxomitron.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 Proxomitron issues

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