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What is WinMX.exe?

WinMX.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 WinMX.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.

WinMX.exe file information

The process known as WinMX Application belongs to software WinMX by Frontcode Technologies (www.winmx.com).

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 7/XP are 1,069,056 bytes (87% of all occurrences) or 806,912 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/winmx.exe.html 
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 inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You could uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ WinMX.

Recommended: Identify WinMX.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "WinMX" is not required to run at start up. WinMX file sharing application

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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