What is vb6.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 vb6.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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Vb6.exe file information

The process known as Visual Basic belongs to software Visual Basic by Microsoft (

Description: Vb6.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Vb6.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,880,064 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 1,895,424 bytes. 
It is not a Windows core file. Vb6.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vb6.exe. Therefore, you should check the vb6.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

Used with Microsoft Visual Studio to Launch Visual Basic 6
  Alexander Miglin  
logs keystrokes and sends them out as attatchments to emails
  The goat   (further information)
vb6 is Visual Basic 6 a developer tool from microsoft
  mcg   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of vb6.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks vb6.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. One user thinks vb6.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving vb6 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vb6. 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 vb6.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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