What is proxyway.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 proxyway.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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Proxyway.exe file information

The process belongs to software ProxyWay Extra by (

Description: Proxyway.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Proxyway.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 352,256 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). proxyway.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with proxyway.exe, you could uninstall the software ProxyWay Extra using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

I belive it is aproxy server for cloaked surfing of the web
  stev3   (further information)
its a proxy program that can hide your ip
Can't get rid of it after 2 years
it is a anonymity program.
cannot remove it from my computer
once installed on system, you can't remove it. if you try to remove then your internet explorer will not work.
It looks to me to be more dangerous than you all are assuming. When attempting to remove the infected files with kaspersky, my computer logs off everything, and goes into a hibernate state. Windows message: Windows Bad Image-exception processing message 0xc0000007B Parameters... Appears, click ok computer restarts. Its dangerous.

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Summary: Average user rating of proxyway.exe: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 2 users think proxyway.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 3 users think proxyway.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving proxyway issues

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