What is spamihilator.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 spamihilator.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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Spamihilator.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with spamihilator
Spamihilator.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Spamihilator belongs to software Spamihilator by Michel Krämer (

Description: Spamihilator.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Spamihilator.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 716,800 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 1,223,680 bytes and 6 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. Spamihilator.exe is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Spamihilator.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Spamihilator (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) search the support area on the Spamihilator website.

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If spamihilator.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 2,472,448 bytes. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows core file. Spamihilator.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

External information from Paul Collins:

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

Spamihilator Spamkiller
  Funonline   (further information)
blockt oder löscht Spam E Mails direkt vom Server
nützliches ANTI-SPAM - Programm
Programm, das unerwünschte Massen-Mails (SPAM Mails) herausfiltert und diese auf Wunsch gleich auf dem Server löscht
  Oliver Sahr   (further information)
part of Spamihilator to detect spam mail
sehr nützliches ANTI-SPAM - Programm.
  servermanni   (further information)
ISSB Spamtrash (AntiSPAM-Software)
  Andreas Unkelbach   (further information)
Spamfilter, Freeware, seit 10 Jahren, in bekannten Zeitschriften bewertet, einfach zu verwenden
  Chactory   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of spamihilator.exe: based on 10 votes with 8 user comments. 9 users think spamihilator.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 spamihilator issues

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