What is Zoom.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 Zoom.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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Zoom.exe file information

The process known as Digital Zoom belongs to software Zoom by Vimicro (

Description: Zoom.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Zoom.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,446,302 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. Zoom.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with Zoom.exe, you can uninstall Zoom software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If Zoom.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 32,768 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file.

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

It's from Dachshund Software and is not dangerous. It speeds up Windows Shut Down and does a pretty good job.
  Terry   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of Zoom.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks Zoom.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Zoom issues

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