What is max.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 max.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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Max.exe file information

The process known as fortex or nn belongs to software fortex or Speller by noOrg ( or WelComeSpellStuffX.

Description: Max.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The max.exe file is located in the Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 20,480 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 53,340 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Max.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If max.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 404,480 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The max.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. Max.exe is not a Windows core file. Max.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name max.exe, for example Trojan-Downloader.Win32.VB.hhkz (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the max.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

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Summary: Average user rating of max.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks max.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks max.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving max issues

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