What is MediaButtons.exe?

The genuine MediaButtons.exe file is a software component of DELL Application by Dell Technologies or Lexmark Int.
MediaButtons supports the eject button on the front of a Dell Studio Hybrid desktop. The Studio Hybrid is Dell's most unique and stylish desktop PC. It is designed to fit into the smallest of working spaces and has interchangeable colour sleeves. It's ultracompact and comes with Intel mobile technology performance. Features include: slot-load DVD, high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) and optional Blu-ray.

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 MediaButtons.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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MediaButtons.exe file information

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

The process known as DELL MFC Application or DELL Application belongs to software DELL Application or DELL MediaButtons or DELLOSD or USBTypeC Status Display by DELL INC.

Description: MediaButtons.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MediaButtons.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—mainly C:\Program Files (x86)\DELL\DELLOSD\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 565,248 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 233,472 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no file description. MediaButtons.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with MediaButtons.exe, you can ask for help from Support [1][2] or completely remove DELLOSD or MediaButtons (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If MediaButtons.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 2,166,784 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 2,433,024 bytes or 2,482,176 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. MediaButtons.exe is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). MediaButtons.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

If MediaButtons.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 2,179,072 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The MediaButtons.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. MediaButtons.exe is not a Windows system file. MediaButtons.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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

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