What is MlPatch.exe?

The genuine MlPatch.exe file is a software component of MCT Custom Service by Magic Control Technology Corp..
"MLpatch.exe" is a Windows service from Magic Control Technology Corporation, according to the HerdProtect virus detection site, which starts when Windows does and runs in the background. It is called "MCT Custom Service" and installs in "C:\Windows\System32" along with "GManager.exe" and is associated with their chipset drivers for USB-to-VGA/DVI/HDMI adapters which allow adding multiple displays to computers without physically installing more graphics cards. MCT's website contains no mention of issuing a patch for their Windows driver software nor can discussions be found elsewhere. MCT is an OEM/ODM provider of custom peripheral and networking solutions established in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 1997. Manufacturers (e.g., Startech or SIIG) of plug-and-play USB-to-VGA/DVI/HDMI adaptors use their chipsets and drivers and MCT has their own product line.

MLPatch stands for MCT Logic Patch

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 MlPatch.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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MlPatch.exe file information

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

The process belongs to software unknown by Magic Control Technology (

Description: MlPatch.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MlPatch.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,648,944 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The MlPatch.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file. MlPatch.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MlPatch.exe. Therefore, you should check the MlPatch.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

part of a USB to HDMI/VGA adapter driver ... badly done uninstaller which did not remove services related to it

Summary: Average user rating of MlPatch.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving MlPatch issues

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