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 Minion.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.
Description: Minion.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Minion.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\" (for instance C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Minion\).
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 380,416 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Minion.exe is not a Windows system file. Minion.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If Minion.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 370,688 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. Minion.exe appears to be a compressed file.
If Minion.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 370,688 bytes. The program has a visible window. The application has no file description. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. Minion.exe appears to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Minion.exe. Therefore, you should check the Minion.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Minion. 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 Minion.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.