What is M4-Capture.exe?

The genuine M4-Capture.exe file is a software component of Mikogo by BeamYourScreen GmbH.
Mikogo is a cross-platform screen sharing solution. M4-Capture.exe runs the Mikogo 4 application. This is not a Windows component and may be safely removed if not required.

Mikogo is an screen capture and sharing utility useful for recording or monitoring desktop sessions, hosting web conferences, conducting online presentations, performing file transfers and remote control assistance, online chat, etc. The program features 256-bit AES encryption for all transmitted data that uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Mikogo is available for the Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, Android, and iOS platforms.

Mikogo, which means, "to present" in Swahili, was founded in 2003 by Erik Boos and Mark Zondler. The company primarily develops their flagship screen sharing application by the same name. Mikogo was originally launches a freeware utility but after a successful response, switched to a freemium model. The company currently claims to serve over 1 million customers including 3,000 corporate clients worldwide.

M4-Capture stands for Mikogo 4 Capture

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 M4-Capture.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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M4-Capture.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with M4-Capture
M4-Capture.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as byscap belongs to software unknown by BeamYourScreen GmbH or Mikogo GmbH.

Description: M4-Capture.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file M4-Capture.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (in most cases C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Mikogo4\Viewer\Service\ or C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mikogo 4\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,592,208 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 1,592,632 bytes or 1,587,552 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. M4-Capture.exe is a Verisign signed file. M4-Capture.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as M4-Capture.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the M4-Capture.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.


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Best practices for resolving M4-Capture issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with M4-Capture. 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 M4-Capture.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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