What is xl.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 xl.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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Xl.exe file information

The process known as XtreamLok License Manager belongs to software XtreamLok License Manager by unknown.

Description: Xl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Xl.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 708,608 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The xl.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. Xl.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as xl.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the xl.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.


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Best practices for resolving xl issues

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