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What is Unlocker.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 Unlocker.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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Unlocker.exe file information

The process known as Unlocker.exe belongs to software Unlocker by Empty Loop.

Description: Unlocker.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Unlocker.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 87,552 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 86,528 bytes, 78,336 bytes, 81,408 bytes or 95,232 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/unlocker.exe.html 
There is no description of the program. Unlocker.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Unlocker.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In case of any problems with Unlocker.exe, you may want to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Mozilla Firefox or Unlocker)
  2) go to the support area of the Mozilla website
  3) update the program to the latest version.

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If Unlocker.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 130,624 bytes. Some people think it is not dangerous. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The Unlocker.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. Unlocker.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

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

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User Comments

Unlocker was a valid useful program,however he took it up on himself to include a trogen and screwed it up for all. Mcafee will not even let it be installed any longer.
  cliff  
I use unlocker.exe from Unlocker for Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista Copyright (C) 2005-2008 Cedrick Collomb ccollomb.free.fr
  Cline Frasier  
Unlocker.exe is a process of software Unlocker
  Kevin  
esset antivirus block download as a malware
  moi  
Unlocker is a program that shuts down processes to unlock files you can't access in your operating system. It also shuts down services to do this also. This is a tool used to help trouble shoot and fix PCs. I seriously doubt the programmer installed a Trojan on the software. You might want to get a valid copy with out the Trojan perhaps. It is a very useful tool. I use it quite often with Sysinternals for Microsoft Operating Systems which is a series of tools also used to help trouble shoot problems. Unlocker for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 7 both 32 and 64 bits. Copyright (C) 200
  Chris   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of Unlocker.exe: based on 8 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think Unlocker.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think Unlocker.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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Best practices for resolving Unlocker issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Unlocker. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 Unlocker.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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