What is ViOrb.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 ViOrb.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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ViOrb.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ViOrb
ViOrb.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ViOrb Remasterd or Start button replacement for Windows belongs to software ViOrbv2 or ViOrb 3 by ( or, Lee Chantrey.

Description: ViOrb.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The ViOrb.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 163,840 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 69,632 bytes or 258,048 bytes. 
The application has no file description. It is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The program is not visible. ViOrb.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You may want to search for help on the company's website or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of ViOrb (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If ViOrb.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 51% dangerous. The file size is 167,936 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 163,840 bytes. There is no description of the program. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file.

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

ViOrb is a process that makes XP start buttons look like Vista's start button.
  stephen w   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of ViOrb.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks ViOrb.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ViOrb issues

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