What is w98eject.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 w98eject.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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W98eject.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with w98eject
W98eject.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as w98Eject belongs to software Sigmatel (version w98Eject) by Sigmatel (

Description: W98eject.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The w98eject.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 61,440 bytes. 
The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The w98eject.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as w98eject.exe. Therefore, you should check the w98eject.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

Wird von diversen MP3-Playern verwendet, um sicherzustellen dass beim unpluggen keine Daten verloren gehen.
  Haakon Bloodhawk   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of w98eject.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks w98eject.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving w98eject issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with w98eject. 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 w98eject.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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