What is mpbtn.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 mpbtn.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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Mpbtn.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mpbtn
Mpbtn.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as mpbtn.exe belongs to software by unknown.

Description: Mpbtn.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mpbtn.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—for example C:\Program Files (x86)\Virtual Assistant\bin\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 192,512 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The mpbtn.exe file is not a Windows core file. Mpbtn.exe is a file with no information about its developer. Mpbtn.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using mpbtn.exe, you can do the following:

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

I do not have comcast cable so I blocked it. My DSL works a lot faster. If you do not have Comcast block it.
its related to every most dsl services
Started causing issues after installing WinAntiVirus
VIruss andd someee muchh more
Mine is showing up for EMBARQ highspeed.
  Glenn Blum  
This is a generic file used by online services for many Broadband services
used to monitor Board band usage
An SBC (telco) helper/updater
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of mpbtn.exe: based on 27 votes with 9 reviews. 16 users think mpbtn.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think mpbtn.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 7 users don't grade mpbtn.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving mpbtn issues

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