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What is main.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 main.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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Main.exe file information

The process known as SCKLPRO or Device manager for (version SA28xx) belongs to software Uninstall (version 2search) or WebZen mu main or InstallVC90Support or SC-KeyLog PRO DEMO or SA28xx Device Manager by WebZen (www.webzen.com) or KeenHigh Tech (www.keenhi.com).

Description: Main.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file main.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 32,768 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 3,371,008 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/main.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows system file. It is a file with no information about its developer. Main.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You could uninstall Uninstall 2search or SattLine Workstation Maxi software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista).

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name main.exe, for example not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.byx (detected by Kaspersky), and Worm:Win32/Rebhip.A (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the main.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

C:\Arquivos de programas\MuxpServer DarkAge\mx.exe
  MuXpServer   (further information)
Philips mp3 player device manager
   
Es el nucleo del cliente del conocido juego MMORPG MU Online
  Luis Neighbur  
It uses 24,616k Memory. I suspend as i never need and od not use Philips products,i have had a Trojan before disguised as main.exe
  Killuneededprocess   (further information)
This is GoGear SA19xx Device Manager for Philips MP3 player
  Carlita  
Cisco Secure Desktop - VPN related, uses file C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco Secure Desktop\main.exe. In this case it's harmless. Corporate VPN
  Kevin   (further information)
main.exe is a file coming from a tor hidden service. By my observations and headbanging for 2 days i found a site for bit coins(http://eligius.st/wiki/index.php/FAQ#Help.21_I.27m_infected_with_a_virus_using_your_service.21) that is arrogantly spreading software, which is using other PCs resources. On my PC it was using about 700mb of memory. Went into the registry found the service BITS (background intelligent transfer service) it is a windows service but i didn't like it anyway. And the creation of main.exe stopped and with it the background usage of my resources.
  BIG M   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of main.exe: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 3 users think main.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think main.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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Best practices for resolving main issues

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