What is activation.exe?
Activation.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if activation.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Activation.exe file information
Description: Activation.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file activation.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 241,714 bytes (71% of all occurrences) or 245,810 bytes.
The program has a visible window. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The activation.exe file is not a Windows system file. activation.exe seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 6% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If you are having problems with activation.exe, you may also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Microsoft Money 2002 or Microsoft Money.
Recommended: Identify activation.exe related errors
If activation.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 740,112 bytes. The program has a visible window. The activation.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. Activation.exe is not a Windows system file. activation.exe seems to be a compressed file.
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "Activation" is not required to run at start up. Part of Microsoft Money
- "MoneyStartUp10.0" is not required to run at start up. Part of MS Money 2002. Available via Start → Programs
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as activation.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the activation.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.
R. ten Napel (further information)
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