What is terminator.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 terminator.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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Terminator.exe file information

The process known as Wer kann sich alle Termine merken belongs to software Crystal Ball (version 2000) by MW.

Description: Terminator.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Terminator.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 7,680 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 545,280 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. Terminator.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Crystal Ball 2000 or Crystal Ball).

Recommended: Identify terminator.exe related errors

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

Seems to be related to Crystal Ball 2000, which is a program that runs with Excel. Has somewhat of an ominous name though. Don't know much other than that.
I found a terminator.exe in C:\hp\bin I used McAfee to remove it and the CPU now works fine. Before, explorer.exe would run at over 100,000k in Task Manager. After terminator.exe removal, explorer.exe is running back to normal.
  Dylan Leite, d.leite  
enthält Trojan.Killap
  Christa Dorst  
it showed up in C:\hp\bin\Terminator.exe description /Heading Trojan.KillApp.30208
  Colin Clark  
potencially harmful program hack tool.BVU
it showed up in C:\hp\bin\Terminator.exe. Used AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus to get rid of it
When I changed the name to terminator.bak, hp update no longer worked.
It is related to Crystal Ball 2000 like Chrsitobal said. There does seem to be some a trend of slow computers and terminator.exe. Crystal Ball 2000 is a business forcasting program used by many organizations.
AVG identifies it as a hack tool it was in hp folder
  Timothy J Ondercin  
AVG found it too, claims it to be potentially dangerous, and judging from the user testimonials I'd say this thing is better off the system than on it
Made my internet explorer reload and reload, Made I.E. nuts
  La Sonna  
Terminator.exe is running for me in c:/hp/bin - and avg found it. I'm new to this version of avg, malwarebytes doesn't jump on it and I am going to leave it for now ... I had spyware - windows pc defender at least, and malwarebytes still found a 2 traces ... I'll report back ...
This program is a trojan, it will attempt to reinstall. appears to be a weakness in the HP software

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Summary: Average user rating of terminator.exe: based on 11 votes with 13 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users suspect danger. 5 users think terminator.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade terminator.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving terminator issues

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