What is WinMX.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 WinMX.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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WinMX.exe file information

The process known as WinMX Application belongs to software WinMX by Frontcode Technologies (

Description: WinMX.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WinMX.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—usually C:\Program Files\WinMX\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,069,056 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 806,912 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application has no file description. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. WinMX.exe is not a Windows system file. WinMX.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramWinMX.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WinMX.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WinMX.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

WINMX P2P File Sharing. Only dangerous if you don't know what your downloading
  Felix   (further information)
peer 2 peer software, never had a problem
  Larry Rose  
WinMX is the best p2p network around
  Sapphire   (further information)
File Sharing, may be dangerous if you don't knpw what is being downloaded and what on your Computer is exposed.......

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Its a P2P Network client, it has no known security issues not addressed by commonsense, it does not leave open drive shares etc and does not leave ports open when its not running and using them itself, like most programs it has malware sound-a-likes using its good name
  Quartz   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of WinMX.exe: based on 16 votes with 13 user comments. 2 users think WinMX.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving WinMX issues

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