What is moon.exe?

The genuine moon.exe file is a software component of MoonPhase by Robomagic.
MoonPhase is a program that displays the current lunar phase in the system tray. Moon.exe runs the MoonPhase application. This is not a required Windows program and may be uninstalled if not required.

MoonPhase is simple application designed to display the phases of the moon and provide an overview of the lunar cycle for the upcoming month. The program provides a basic user interface and lists new moons, full moons, and quarters. MoonPhase is available for the Windows platform.

Robomagic Software is a defunct developer of PC and mobile applications. The company was founded in 1995 and ceased to operate in 2011.

Moon stands for MoonPhase

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 moon.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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Moon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with moon
Moon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Polling Scanner Button or moonphase belongs to software Button Manager (version V2) or Robomagic Corp. MoonPhase by Avision or Robomagic.

Description: Moon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file moon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Button Manager\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,795,584 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 102,400 bytes, 1,081,344 bytes or 1,819,648 bytes. 
The moon.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The program has no visible window. Moon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also do the following:
  1) uninstall Button Manager V2 or MoonPhase software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) visit the website
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version.

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External information from Paul Collins:

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

M00N.exe is needed by a lot of other application, like images editor
Years of use. Zero problems
  Claire Bailey  

Summary: Average user rating of moon.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving moon issues

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