What is ~e5d141.tmp?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the ~e5d141.tmp 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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~e5d141.tmp file information

The process known as Cleanup belongs to software Macrovision Europe Ltd. Cleanup by Macrovision Europe (

Description: ~e5d141.tmp is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ~e5d141.tmp is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows—mainly C:\temp\ or C:\Documents and Settings\*username*\Local Settings\Temp. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 46,080 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 36,352 bytes or 59,964 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The ~e5d141.tmp file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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User Comments

c-dilla / safecast spy-ware
  RiCK   (further information)
it starts with some adobe software, and is related to licensing purposes
  Samuel B  
On the Windows 2000/XP operating system the license manager is installed as a manually started, LocalSystem service named “Macromedia Licensing Service”. An additional process related to the license manager is called “~e5d141.tmp”. Two instances of this process are present when a Macromedia application is running.
when i launch FS2004, I've this .TMP in my process task
it is a macromedia licensing program
To do with adobe photoshop activation, should dissapear when photoshop is closed
  Andrew Wood  
It is part of Macromedia Deamwaver MX 2004
Also used by Macromedia products, can end up with multiple versions of the process running
Macromedia License program
I also Have this in FS2004 (FS9). I have had as many as 5 running at the same time. Cleanup doesn't stop it.
  Joe W.  
It starts when macromedia, FS 2004, Sim City 4 starts. I think it's annoying beacause it keep my processor workin for no reason.
It's started with MacroMedia Dreamweaver program.
it is a crash of macromedia
  antonio   (further information)
is for Adobe & Macromedia products aye !
  Sloth Hater  
not dangerous
not dangerous
Cleared for me. Opened with Flight Simulator for me, Located in C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temp most of the time
It's a part of Macromedia Licensing Service and it could be disabled in administrative tools - services
it load ins memory as soon as i launch dreamweaverMX2004
  Kumar Chetan  
it locks up my BFV
It's start when opening Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 - I see it oppening and start when "windows task manager" is open.
It`s come Adobe-Software and increse cpu-load to 40% an P4 (3.2GHz)
freezes most games
Runs with FS2004
it starts up with sims an di think its wats crashing the game
It's a lincensing program used by a lot of different programs such as any Macromedia or Adobe product as well as some games
I show two instances and I'm running Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004
It pops up when i open adobe photoshop.
It started showing up in my task manager as ~es.001. I think it loaded when I installed Civ IV.
Not taking up much resources. Remember that XP is smart when managing memory. If you need those 5mb RAM buy more sticks.
Process starts with certain Macromedia programs (such as Flash MX 2004) and is related to the licencing manager. File is not a threat.
  Norman   (further information)
Adobe Premiere use it too
it started while running firefox and dreamweaverMX; it slowed down my PC for 2 minutes and then everyhting goes OK. ???
Operation Flashpoint, runs when game is open. Game closes if the .tmp process is closed.
It starts with FS2004 for me, too :-(
Contaminates FS9 default flightt change toFLTSIM wx
Found in Documents and Settings\???\Local Settings\e5d141.tmp
macromedia dreamweaver MX 2004 file
It is not a spyware, but i found it while searching my pc for the xpladv.wmf,, this xpladv is spread all over the crack sites, be careful.
It is also launched by Adobe Bridge. I had three of these processes running. I just disabled the service, but only time will tell if it is needed.
launchers or gates (works by pairs / never alone) [contains bach rewriter command]
This is a tmp file created by Adobe product. See yourself. Restart your windows, the process does not exists until you start the Adobe Product.
  Kai Erik Sellgren  
several copies of this run at the same time, slowing computer considerably. End task can be used to terminate them.
it starts everytime with C&C generals zero hour and the C&C isn't starting
Opens with Macromedia Dreamweaver
starts with Macromedia borducts
It starts on my Win98 machine when I start EAGames Command and Conquer Generals. Seems harmless.
  Gunnar Lindholm, Sweden  
A temporary file created by macromedia (mx) products, harmless.
it was running with my autoCAD apilication, but i didn't observe any increse of my cpu
It happens when I run FS2004 as well.
this file is called from a game executable or a safedisc (v2.9 on sim city4 deluxe) protected program that checks for authenticity of the disc or license. It is made by Macrovision and the program is called cleanup. It is the actuall program that is executing when you see the box pop up and say "Please insert the correct CD"
It does slow things down. I've tried to get rid of it but so far I've failed. However, If you right click it in Task Manager and set priority to low, it's disruptive effect isn't as bad
Macromedia app of some sort, runs with a lot of maxis games and other apps
I determined the mysterious ~e5d141.tmp to be associated with the Macrovision SafeCast licensing manager, and employed by some popular programs such as Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and Adobe Photoshop CS.
appeared when i had FS2004 running
This file is pretty much pointless in its entirety... if you want to delete it you can... its usually gonna be in the temporary folder... its a hidden folder btw... after you delete shouldn't come back...but if it does you can delete it again if you want...
  Dj_Suffer   (further information)
Adobe lim manager, searches system, reports information. Closes cd rom down. Writes to boot sector 33. Conceals itself spray fashion install.
  Lagartha Nick  
It is The Sims , When i close down it Sims Close
Runs with Macromedia Freehand also, not dangerous
It's a license manager made by Macrovision, not Macromedia.
named Cleanup, starts within Adobe Photoshop CS 8, launched by "Adobe LM Service" no matter if Your Photoshop is crack'd or not
Starts up whenever Sim City 4 is started- a utility for the game.
starts with several apps and games, some licensing service
It's part of Macromedia Dreamweaver.
  Matías (Argentina)  
it starts with medal of honour spearhead
Directly disappears when i close all Macromedia software   (further information)
I kept noticing this file while checking "task mngr.", decided to edit it (removing some data), saved it, then closed "FS9". I attempted to open FS9 but, "because the file had been edited
comes with SimCity4. not dangerous.
Starts wiht many programs, used for lecense checking and such
As mentioned, it is part of a license check for some programs. It will NOT cause damage and will only slow your processing at startup license check while reading the CD.
Starts with FS2004, Using Task Manager to disable also shuts down FS 2004. Causes FS2004 to use 98% of CPU, Therefore, FS2004 crashes.
it's start when I Lunch autoCAD and AutoCAD never starts. remain stuck and process goes up to 100% all the time.
just installed simcity 4 and thnk i got it with that. anyway it makes WoW imposible to play due insane fps lag. deleted it.
It is a Macrovision process. Using Windows XP it is trigered by AutoCAD 2004, and running in the C:\Windows\Temp folder. It first appeared after a changing of the size of the C partition. It is probably associated with licencing control. It is running while Autocad is used. The process has disapeared by itself after 1 or 2 weeks. Probably not dangerous.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ~e5d141.tmp: based on 69 votes with 74 user comments. 22 users think ~e5d141.tmp is essential for Windows or an installed application. 12 users think it's probably harmless. 17 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 10 users suspect danger. 8 users think ~e5d141.tmp is dangerous and recommend removing it. 12 users don't grade ~e5d141.tmp ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ~e5d141 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ~e5d141. 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.

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