What is volumouse.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 volumouse.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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Volumouse.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with volumouse
Volumouse.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Volumouse Utility belongs to software Volumouse or NirSoft Volumouse by NirSoft (

Description: Volumouse.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Volumouse.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or in a subfolder of C:\ or in the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 33,280 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 30,208 bytes and 10 more variants. 
It is able to record keyboard inputs. The volumouse.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders). Volumouse.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with volumouse.exe, you can also do the following:
  • ask Customer Support to assist you
  • uninstall NirSoft Volumouse or Volumouse software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)

Recommended: Identify volumouse.exe related errors

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

Volumouse provides you a quick and easy way to control the sound volume on your system - simply by rolling the wheel of your wheel mouse.
  volumouse user   (further information)
Its just an app for volume control, and - as i happily found out - windows transparency
Nifty App for volume adjustment
It's A brillant program that allows u to select hotkeys or mouse buttins for volume control
I have used it for years and on many computers. It's the one program I install first on a new computer. I set mine up to adjust valume by moving cursor to the bottom of the screan and using mouse wheeel to adjust volume up or down.
Lautstärkeregelung per Scrollrad
  Colonius54   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of volumouse.exe: based on 12 votes with 6 user comments. 11 users think volumouse.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving volumouse issues

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