What is umi.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 umi.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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Umi.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with umi
Umi.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as umi belongs to software Pinnacle Studio (version 14) or Studio 11 by Pinnacle Systems (

Description: Umi.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file umi.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 81,920 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 75,600 bytes, 75,536 bytes, 75,024 bytes or 77,824 bytes. 
The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall Pinnacle Studio 15 or Pinnacle Studio 14 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7) or turn to the software developer, Pinnaclesys, for advice.

Recommended: Identify umi.exe related errors

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

umi.exe is a process from Windows Parental Control Notifications by Microsoft Corporation and part of Windows.
Safe. Not a threat. Belongs to Pinnacle Studio.
part of pinnacle studio video editing software
  m. chabot   (further information)
gehört zu Pinnacle Studio 14
I have Pinnacle Studio 14, and umi.exe appears twice simultaneously under Task Manager's "Processes" tab.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of umi.exe: based on 7 votes with 5 user comments. 5 users think umi.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving umi issues

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