What is Map.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 Map.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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Map.exe file information

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

The process known as Map belongs to software Windows (version 8.1 Maps App, 8 App) or Microsoft Windows (version 8 App) by Microsoft (

Description: Map.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Map.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingMaps_2.1.3230.2048_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,851,392 bytes (72% of all occurrences), 1,851,904 bytes and 6 more variants. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Windows 8.1 Maps App or Microsoft Windows 8 App occur, you can also do the following:
  1) remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel
  2) look for help on the website.

Recommended: Identify Map.exe related errors

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

Windows 8.1 Karten App
Map.exe startet bei mir automatisch was ich nicht gut finde da für mich Map=Mein Standort ist.
Maps.exe 1524 TCP 62681 443 https Close Wait C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsMaps_5.1805.1431.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Maps.exe 08/07/2018 09:03:43 PM LIVINGROOM\dave A 08/07/2018 10:18:13 PM 08/07/2018 09:03:44 PM Maps in essence, this hidden app weather MS or is opening massive amounts of ports to a unauthorised 3rd party, so it's time to ask who we need to sue to stop MS or any other vendor leaking our personally generated data without payment or a written licence to do as per common (uk) LAW From every single consumer providing this data
  UK LAW trumps all others  

Summary: Average user rating of Map.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks Map.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Map issues

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