What is MouseExtender.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 MouseExtender.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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MouseExtender.exe file information

The process known as MouseExtender Launcher Utility belongs to software MouseExtender Launcher Utility or ATK Package by unknown.

Description: MouseExtender.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MouseExtender.exe is located in a folder listed in the Windows %PATH% environment variable or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder—e.g. C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 480,256 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.

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If MouseExtender.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 480,256 bytes. The process has no file description. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The MouseExtender.exe file is not a Windows system file.

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


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Best practices for resolving MouseExtender issues

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