What is xplay.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 xplay.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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Xplay.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with xplay
Xplay.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Mediafour XPlay application or xplay belongs to software XPlay 3 or Internet TV/Radio by Mediafour ( or Insight Technology.

Description: Xplay.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Xplay.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,864 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 293,376 bytes, 286,208 bytes, 293,888 bytes or 395,776 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. Xplay.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with xplay.exe, you could also remove the entire program XPlay 3 using Windows Control Panel, visit the support page or update the program to the latest version.

Recommended: Identify xplay.exe related errors

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

I downloaded the trial version of X-Play 3 from Mediafour. The file had a malware. This was detected by my webroot SecureAnywhere. I was able to remove the malware with webroot.
It wrked for a week and aftwer it was Kiklled by my antivirous protection.
  George.l .  
I purchased a USB worldwide internet radio + TV player and it launched the x-play.exe file. My Norton antivirus set the alert and identifyied it as highly dangerous and removed it from my PC.

Summary: Average user rating of xplay.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade xplay.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving xplay issues

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