What is volume.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 volume.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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Volume.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with volume
Volume.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as VolumeControl belongs to software VolumeControl or Podarok Edition (version 21) by Emmet Software (

Description: Volume.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Volume.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,864 bytes (91% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes or 99,328 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The volume.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with volume.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramVolumeControl or Podarok Edition 21, consult Narod’s Customer Service or update the program to the latest version.

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If volume.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 19,456 bytes. The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. Volume.exe is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name volume.exe, for example P2P-Worm.Win32.Agent.ez (detected by Kaspersky), and Worm:Win32/Mytob.RQ (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the volume.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

last time commented about the registry part. after you delete the registry, you have to then end the process with security task manager. then do a windows key+f and search for 'volume.exe' there will be this configuration settings file, that you have to delete. it is the one that keeps on making it come back. notice how you can actually find the volume.exe file? strange huh. most anti-virs except for kapersky dont notice it. this is a worm. when you use task manager, it locks you out of your system.
  Mr X (mr._x  
correction: you actually CAN NOT find the actual file, with windows find.
  Mr X (mr._x  
it is a bummer virus, and you have to search 'volume.exe' in the registry, keep on pressing F3 until you have deleted eveything! not much on the net. it works on microshat's vulnarabilites. use pc-cillin microshat vulnarability scan, and get the updates. also, use zone alarm.
  Mr X  

Summary: Average user rating of volume.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks volume.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think volume.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving volume issues

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