What is XBoxStat.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 XBoxStat.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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XBoxStat.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with XBoxStat
XBoxStat.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as XBoxStat.exe belongs to software Microsoft Xbox (version 360 Accessories) by Microsoft (

Description: XBoxStat.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. XBoxStat.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 734,264 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 825,184 bytes and 6 more variants. 
It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. XBoxStat.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You could also visit the website or remove the entire program Xbox 360 Accessories or Microsoft Xbox 360 using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify XBoxStat.exe related errors

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

part of the driver for you xbox controller run process inn the back ground nothing to worry about
Utility that enables management of the Xbox 360 wireless gaming pad on PCs
  Eric Johansen   (further information)
Sollte nur auf dem Rechner vorhanden sein, wenn ein Xbox360 Controller (for Windows) verwendet wird. Datei kann aus dem Autostart entfernt werden, da sie nicht notwenig ist.
required for using wired xbox360 controller
  planting42   (further information)
This process is using ~50% of my Core 2 @ 2.66 GHz CPU just because it's running. Really annoying, and nothing really happens if i close it in Task Manager. By the way, it just uses about 1,5-2 MBs of RAM.
Needed if your going to be using a 360 wired/wireless controller, harmless, I have Norton 360 v4 and nothing get's detected
Its for an xbox controller
It's running on my machine and I don't use Xbox or even have one.
  Charles W. Shults III  
It has to be a virus because i can close it in taskmanager when it uses 99 % of my cpu and i can still use my controller fine. And since I got that file in my computer the x button on the controller doesent work anymore.
Not required for Wireless controller to work
Since installing the drivers and the utility to run that wired xbox controller I've had a pc bsod about 3 times which it hasn't done in 3 years, this utility definately causes issues with winXP professional
needed for xbox 360 controller
Installed with.. Wireless xbox controller driver,so you can use xbox controller on your pc.
Its a process used for a 360 controller.
  Thomas Kindlon  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of XBoxStat.exe: based on 21 votes with 14 user comments. 9 users think XBoxStat.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 9 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks XBoxStat.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving XBoxStat issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with XBoxStat. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 XBoxStat.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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