What is mediadetect.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 mediadetect.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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Mediadetect.exe file information

The process known as Desktop Media (version 1.7 RUS by Guman, 1.7) or Corel Photo Album (version 6 Application) belongs to software Desktop Media or Corel Photo Album (version 6) by Corel (

Description: Mediadetect.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mediadetect.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder—e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Desktop Media\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 163,840 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 112,208 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). The application has no file description. Mediadetect.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using mediadetect.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramDesktop Media 1.7 RUS by Guman or Desktop Media.

Recommended: Identify mediadetect.exe related errors

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

Allows Photo Album to detect and search an inserted CD or DVD disk for image files.
  Gene Burrell  
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Summary: Average user rating of mediadetect.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks mediadetect.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving mediadetect issues

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