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What is CrackDown.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 CrackDown.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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CrackDown.exe file information

The process known as CrackDownloader or CrackDownloader Plus belongs to software CrackDownloader or CrackDownloader Plus by HiSoft (www.hisoft.com).

Description: CrackDown.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CrackDown.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" or in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder or in the "C:\Program Files" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 399,872 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 577,536 bytes or 374,784 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/crackdown.exe.html 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. CrackDown.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You can also remove the entire program Macromedia Shockwave Player or Podarok Edition 15 using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify CrackDown.exe related errors

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

F-Secure Internet Security 2009 9.00
   
CyberLink PowerDVD 8
   

Summary: Average user rating of CrackDown.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think CrackDown.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving CrackDown issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CrackDown. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the CrackDown.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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