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 moonlight.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: Moonlight.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The moonlight.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows (in most cases C:\Windows\SysWOW64\xmr64\).
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,179,660 bytes.
The program has no visible window. The file is digitally signed. The moonlight.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Moonlight.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous.
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If moonlight.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 11,842,712 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. Moonlight.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as moonlight.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the moonlight.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 moonlight. 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 moonlight.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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