What is MOVIEMK.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 MOVIEMK.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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MOVIEMK.exe file information

The process known as Windows Movie Maker belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Windows Movie Maker by Microsoft (

Description: MOVIEMK.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file MOVIEMK.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,366,912 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 150,016 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with MOVIEMK.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramWindows Movie Maker, look for help on the website or check if there is a newer version available.

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If MOVIEMK.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 10,580 bytes. The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows system file. MOVIEMK.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MOVIEMK.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Win32:Small-HEQ (detected by Avast), and MemScan:Trojan.Downloader.HU (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the MOVIEMK.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[va worked in the past, but now I can't opened(sign says is a problem) maybe corruipt
  Raul Vargas  
it keeps wanting to save files won't x cancel no rateing
it is a virus/trojan/spyware if it is located in C:\windows\system32 folder
  Denis Dudhia  
it is windows movie maker moviemk (mk = maker ;))

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of MOVIEMK.exe: based on 9 votes with 4 user comments. 5 users think MOVIEMK.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks MOVIEMK.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving MOVIEMK issues

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