What is uninstall.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 uninstall.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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Uninstall.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with uninstall
Uninstall.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Installer Module or PuppetShow (version 8 - The Face of Humanity CE) or Safe Connect Uninstaller or ToolbarUnInstaller or Installer for Zuma Deluxe (version WT089455) or DomaUninstaller

belongs to software Safe Connect or vShare Plugin or Chromium or AntiSpywareXP (version 2009) or DomaUninstaller or Zuma Deluxe

by Magnetbyte or Awimba or Impulse Point ( or iMedix Web Technologies LTD ( or WildTangent (

Description: Uninstall.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The uninstall.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 421,888 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 522,752 bytes and 15 more variants. 
Uninstall.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Uninstall.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with uninstall.exe, you can uninstall the software MyAC or Chromium using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program), look for help on the website or update the program.

Recommended: Identify uninstall.exe related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name uninstall.exe, for example Adware.IBryte.BI or Application.Generic.825221 (detected by BitDefender), and Win32:Adware-gen [Adw] or Win32:IBryte-GW [PUP] (detected by Avast). Therefore, you should check the uninstall.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Installer Module has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

it uninstall things
Either a Trojan.W32.OurXi or uninstallation program for some particular product.
a search for a safe uninstaller
  beth taylor  
Everything. I used my trusty Code thing and it tells me what a EXE file does. This seems to download forty different files and one vbs file that is a upgraded version of the ILOVEYOU virus. It seems to come from vietnam and this also will delete all mp8 files.
  Mr. Unknowm  
you should disable it with spy hunter it will shut down everything its working on

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of uninstall.exe: based on 17 votes with 5 user comments. 4 users think uninstall.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 6 users think uninstall.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving uninstall issues

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