What is ZuneBusEnum.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 ZuneBusEnum.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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ZuneBusEnum.exe file information

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

The process known as Zune Bus Enumerator Service or Zune belongs to software Zune or Zune Bus Enumerator by Microsoft (

Description: ZuneBusEnum.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ZuneBusEnum.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 61,856 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 60,032 bytes, 58,592 bytes, 59,296 bytes or 61,872 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The ZuneBusEnum.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The ZuneBusEnum.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with ZuneBusEnum.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramZune.

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If ZuneBusEnum.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 57,056 bytes (87% of all occurrences) or 57,072 bytes. The process has no file description. The program is not visible. It is digitally signed. ZuneBusEnum.exe is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet.

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

Will not uninstall even though I unstalled the Zune application c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
needs to be killed 3 times to get it shut down from processes

Summary: Average user rating of ZuneBusEnum.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ZuneBusEnum issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ZuneBusEnum. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ZuneBusEnum.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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