What is xload.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 xload.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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Xload.exe file information

The process known as Win Service belongs to software xload by unknown.

Description: Xload.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Xload.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 14,617 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 35,380 bytes or 33,818 bytes. 
The xload.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. It is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Xload.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If xload.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 35,380 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Xload.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as xload.exe. Therefore, you should check the xload.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

xload is identified here as a third party application, Prevx reports it as Malware. I have an MD5 of 01ED33CE366EB76530E895BC4CF312A3 for the 14617 size file in C:\windows.
  Ryan S. Upton   (further information)
Ich hatte einmal xLoad als Virus. Die Datei hat in unregelmäßigen Abständen Websites geöffnet und ist automatisch mit dem Sytsem gestartet

Summary: Average user rating of xload.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving xload issues

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