What is mp3enc.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 mp3enc.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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Mp3enc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mp3enc
Mp3enc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process mp3enc.exe contains no information about its author.

Description: Mp3enc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mp3enc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (primarily C:\Program Files (x86)\NCH Software\Components\mp3el\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 110,592 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. Mp3enc.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mp3enc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mp3enc.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

It's a WAV to MP3 convertor
used by streaming recoder program BroadWave settings by default on "AUTOSTART"
  oskar ungersboeck   (further information)
Installed with NCH Swift products
this is a mp3 encoder
  Shariff Elkordy  
part of NCH Audio Software -- Wavepad
  Richard Johnson   (further information)
Mp3 encoder
It can have 2 instances running while not using it.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of mp3enc.exe: based on 6 votes with 7 user comments. 2 users think mp3enc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving mp3enc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mp3enc. 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 mp3enc.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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