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What is WindowsLive.exe?

WindowsLive.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if WindowsLive.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

WindowsLive.exe file information

The process known as Windows Live belongs to software Microsoft Windows Live or Windows Live by Microsoft Live or Windows Live.

Description: WindowsLive.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WindowsLive.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 3,506,051 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 3,293,961 bytes, 3,426,506 bytes or 183,808 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/windowslive.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The WindowsLive.exe file is not a Windows system file. WindowsLive.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If WindowsLive.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 305,664 bytes. The program has no visible window. The WindowsLive.exe file is not a Windows system file. WindowsLive.exe is able to record inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WindowsLive.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.nav or Worm.Win32.AutoRun.aqdv (detected by Kaspersky), and WORM_IRCBOT.CK or TROJ_FAKEAV.MCS (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the WindowsLive.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

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Summary: Average user rating of WindowsLive.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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